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Contrary to What Biden Says, Gun Show Sales Aren't Exempt From Background Checks

Plus: GOP gender policing in North Carolina, marijuana legalization mistakes, and more...

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Setting the record straight on gun show sales. In announcing new gun control plans yesterday, President Joe Biden commented on alleged loopholes in gun background checks. "Most people don't know, you walk into a store and you buy a gun, you have a background check. But you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want and no background check," according to Biden.

Multiple fact-checkers have taken issue with this claim.

The Washington Post fact-check team notes that federally licensed gun show sellers are indeed required to conduct background checks on buyers and to "file substantial paperwork." You can check out the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) guidance for gun show sellers here.

Some people do try to circumvent these rules by pretending they are not actually in the business of selling guns. However, "gun dealers who pretend to be gun hobbyists but actively trade guns at gun shows are prosecuted," point out the Post's Glenn Kessler and Salvador Rizzo. "It's also against federal law to sell a gun to any person you have reasonable cause to believe is a prohibited person, such as a felon."

Politifact also took issue with Biden's statement. Fact-checkers Louis Jacobson and Amy Sherman point out that:

When it comes to background checks for gun purchases, what matters is who sells the guns, not where the guns are sold — and when a federally licensed seller is a vendor at a gun show, they have to run a background check just as they would if they were back at a bricks-and-mortar gun store.

What matters is if the seller is in the business of selling guns—in which case they must be licensed by the feds and must conduct background checks or else they're already running afoul of the law—or a private seller who just happens to be selling a gun. More from Politifact:

Specifically, the law says that a license is required if "a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms."

The law specifically rules out a required license if a person "makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms."

The administration defended Biden's comments by saying that it is possible for someone to buy a gun at a gun show without being subject to a background check. This is true but misleading, since it's possible for someone to buy a gun anywhere from a private seller and not be background checked; gun shows aren't the issue.

"Biden's phrasing can leave the impression that no background checks are required at gun shows," notes the Post. "Our colleagues at PolitiFact labeled Biden's statement as 'mostly false.' We would lean more toward 'half true,' (i.e., Two Pinocchios) given how Biden's statement could be misinterpreted."

On Thursday, Biden announced six new actions related to gun control. Reason's Jacob Sullum goes into detail about Biden's proposals here.

As is to be expected, these measures—including new restrictions on the sale of gun kits and the appointment of anti-gun activist David Chipman to lead the ATF—have raised a lot of praise from progressives and a lot of consternation from conservatives and libertarians.

One especially worrying development is Biden's attention to private gun sellers. Biden alone can't do much to change the rules surrounding gun gifting and sales between individuals. But he is throwing support behind legislation that would clamp down on such exchanges.

"Many Democrats and gun control advocates now want almost all sales and transfers to face a mandatory review," including sales and transfers "between friends and extended family," notes the Associated Press. "Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, the lead Democratic negotiator on guns, said he's been on the phone with Republican colleagues every day 'making the case, cajoling, asking my friends to keep an open mind'" about this proposal and also told the A.P. that Biden was "ready and willing to get more involved."


FREE MINDS

Republican gender policing efforts get more extreme. "A handful of Republican lawmakers in North Carolina want to force school officials to monitor kids for signs of any genderbending and to snitch on them to their parents," Reason's Scott Shackford reports:

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Ralph Hise (R–Spruce Pine), Warren Daniels (R–Morganton), and Norman Sanderson (R–Minnesott Beach), orders school officials and child welfare workers to notify parents or guardians in writing whenever a minor under their supervision "has exhibited symptoms of gender dysphoria, gender nonconformity, or otherwise demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner incongruent with the minor's sex."

In other words, the aim here isn't to "protect" struggling teens who have doubts about their gender identities from making life-changing decisions too soon. The bill sets out to police gender conformity. By its very nature, it will target gays and lesbians as well as trans kids—and opens the door to surveilling boys and girls who are neither gay nor trans but simply don't manifest typical masculine or feminine traits.


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"States keep repeating the same mistake with marijuana legalization," complains Slate. That mistake: making it too complicated to open and operate a legal business, leading to the legal marketplace being dominated by large, multi-state weed conglomerates.

Increasingly, a group of larger companies known as multistate operators, or MSOs, dominate the industry. While still small compared with, say, liquor companies, the largest MSOs have dozens of stores and hundreds of millions in annual revenue. Leading MSOs such as Curaleaf, Cresco Labs, and Columbia Care have raised money by going public in Canada.

Left behind are mom-and-pop entrepreneurs, including those who could benefit from equity programs. In the mainstream economy, entrepreneurs of color often struggle to access capital, but in the cannabis world, the entire industry is locked out of the financial system. Some banks are willing to quietly work with pot companies and charge them high fees, but smaller businesses can't afford this option.


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  1. Multiple fact-checkers have taken issue with this claim.

    Gun nut fact checkers???

    1. Very few nuts are on guns. Threaded holes are preferred.

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    2. Makes me wonder if the NYT is going to publish a number of lies of the day counter for this asshat like they did for the last asshat.

      1. We’ll just let the competition report on our asshat as we reported on theirs.

      2. They no longer publish how many innocent citizens are murdered by the China virus under the SleepyJoe regime.

    3. “We would lean more toward ‘half true,’ (i.e., Two Pinocchios) given how Biden’s statement could be misinterpreted.”

      I like how they blame the audience for Biden being willfully misleading.

      1. There’s an old saying in DC. “If bullshit was money, Joe Biden would be a billionaire”.

      2. “It’s half true because we’re pretty sure he didn’t mean the false thing that he said.”

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    7. Obviously, no one in the administration has been to a ‘gun show’ and actually tried to buy a gun. All of the steps required at a retail shop are required at a gun show.

      1. then they could not keep claiming that its just walk in walk out . damned china puppets anyhow.

  2. Some people do try to circumvent these rules by pretending they are not actually in the business of selling guns.

    Adding another regulation to circumvent is the key.

    1. Possibly, but I am not sure that using some people circumventing the law is justification for not trying to address the problem.

      I guess the real question here is whether we should have background checks. If there are laws that prohibit some individuals from purchasing firearms then it seem reasonable to have some method of checking. And if people are circumventing that check then laws need to be adjusted to prevent this from happening.

      1. If you can’t be trusted with guns (or knives, or cars, or bats, or chains, or gasoline, etc), you shouldn’t be walking the streets with the rest of us. There is no problem to circumvent.

        1. I don’t know how they do things in the part of Idaho you live in(I assume the shithole Mormon part. Are you Mormon?). However, normal people believe not EVERYONE should have a gun, and people who have committed crimes deserve second chances.

          Fuck you mormon.

          1. Get bent, bigot.

            1. That’s rich.

              Mormons hate non-whites(except Polynesians) and non-christians.

              People don’t choose their ethnicity, sex, or orientation.
              People can choose what church they attend.

              Fuck you mormon!

              1. You’re a closet Mormon, aren’t you? This is all self hate. I have a solution that will bring you peace.

                Just take pint of Drano (or an off brand drain clears, any will do) and chug it down fast. After a brief period of burning pain, everything will slip away.

                Do it. You know you want to.

                1. I make fun of the stupid bullshit mormons believe because I’m secretly mormon?

                  That’s really fucking stupid. Even for a backwards hick like you.

                  Goddamn fascist traitor.

                  Get out of my country you America hating scumbag!

            2. When Geiger says something racist or Red Rocks not a peep from you fascists.

              But when I call the mormons out on their BS it’s “hey that’s bigoted!”

              Fuck all you mormon loving bigots!

          2. Hi KARen!

            1. Hi pussy

          3. What the fuck would you know about what normal people think, you pussy?

            All talk. Haha. What a doosh.

            1. I know more about them you far right pussy.

              1. Funny, all the beta male soyboy are leftists, like you.

                Maybe you should PM Tony and see if he will fuck your as for you. A faggot like you would love that

                1. Wow I’m doing something right if an anti-American fascist like you hates me.

                  Get out of my country you traitor redneck!

      2. Does this include the presidents son?

      3. Ok M4E, I don’t normally do this but on one issue I have to agree with you; all of the above regarding specious “loopholes” is correct, just factual; however, I have come to learn that where anything political is concerned [and virtually EVERYTHING is political now] “facts” really do not count for much; it is, as you say, the “optics” and what enough people like the sound of, want to believe, and confirms their pre-existing bias that matters. That is what determines how they vote, who gets into office, and what policies are pursued.

        In other words, I’ve already made up my mind, don’t confused me with your niggling “facts;” it just feels right.

      4. For those who are concerned about making sure the potential buyer is not a “prohibited person,” they can just go through a dealer, who can perform the background check. It’s called taking a little “personal responsibility.”

        1. Good point. I can agree. Now would you say that responsible gun owners should advocate for this? Should they say that “When you are selling a gun always do it through a licensed firearms dealer than does background checks”?

          1. That is universal background checks; any and all firearm transfers go through an FFL, whether purchased from a dealer [a person regularly in the business of firearms sales], a store, private parties, or relatives.

            Yet, sound ducky, don’t it? Now here’s the problem; how do you enforce it? Honor system? Sure, all nice, responsible, law abiding persons choose to do this, and what have you accomplished? Nothing; criminals, person with mens rea, will say fuck that, I’m a criminal to begin with so I will buy what I need from the black market, or use a straw man to purchase for me and pay him a premium for doing so. And, perhaps you have noticed, virtually all of the “mass shooters” have acquired their guns legally and have passed a background check.

            So it accomplishes nothing, creates more paperwork and costs for law abiding people, and crime is not reduced one iota. There then must be a next step to enforce; that can only be accomplished via universal registration. A data base of all of the 330 millions guns privately owned in the US. Do I have to tell you what the “third step” will be?

          2. ‘”Should they say that “When you are selling a gun always do it through a licensed firearms dealer than does background checks?”‘

            Nope. The last firearm I transferred, was to my brother-in-law, a Lutheran minister who likes shooting trap. Universal background checks were, technically required where I lived at the time, excepting to “close family members.” (Such language is nearly universal in “universal background checks.” So, I transferred the shotgun to my wife, who gave it to her brother.

            Similarly, should I be forced to get a background check on my father-in-law, whose most serious legal infraction was a speeding ticket about twenty years ago?

            Methinks common sense should prevail here.

            1. Oh, I also forgot: When my step-father passed, his firearms became the property of my mother. Unbeknownst to me, there was this law requiring her to report this “transfer” of his hunting rifles and shotguns to the State. She could have been arrested for six separate misdemeanors. She was eighty years old at the time. I did not find this out until my mother passed. Ain’t gun laws great?

              1. “Possibly, but I am not sure that using some people circumventing the law is justification for not trying to address the problem. ”
                M4E

                “Address the problem” = “do something.” Never mind that “the problem” is not clearly defined or substantiated, or that the “solution” will do anything to actually affect it. It is sounds good, feels good, we can then say “Hey, we really are better than this.”

                Bullshit does more than walk; it gets people voted into office and then bullshit prevails. Ain’t that great?

            2. This is not about common sense. This is about the Democrat’s ongoing moral panic about gun ownership in this country.

              1. Right. Per Bloomers, the most horrifying aspect of the church shooting in Texas a few years ago was not the shooter hiself, but the members of the congregation who were armed and able to defend themselves and others.

                We truly need to redefine our nation; there has to be room for one faction to do things its way, and the other it’s own. Hopefully we can manage to cooperate on truly essential things like a common defense and currency, but it is not possible for all of us to live under one nation any more.

              2. “This is not about common sense. This is about the Democrat’s ongoing moral panic about gun ownership in this country.”

                Yeppers.

            3. “whose most serious legal infraction was a speeding ticket about twenty years ago?” Are you sure? Did you do a background check?

            4. The way universal background check bills have generally been written, not only would giving a gun to a relative or close friend that you _know_ is not a criminal be banned, but even letting them fire your gun at a range would be a crime. Like most gun control proposals, it’s a bait-and-switch; they pretend it’s for a narrow purpose, but the real purpose would be to trap gun owners into committing new “crimes”.

          3. >>always

            no.

          4. 99% of all guns at a gun show follow this process already.

            1. I’ve come to an epiphany: facts don’t matter. If it information, data, objectivity doesn’t make those concerned persons feel better about it, they won’t fucking care.

              1. Yesterday, M4e was claiming, re: the 60 Minutes lie-a-thon on De Santis, that ‘perception’ was more important than whether something was, in fact, true or false.
                That’s the level of ‘intelligence’ you’re dealing with when engaging M4e; a 5 year old has a better grasp of reality.

                1. I realize that; might as well piss in the wind for all the good it does. Feelz rules in the crowd.

                  I have also come to the conclusion that it is not possible for all of us to cooperatively live under one rule. Much better that the fringes do whatever the hell the want and leave the rest of us alone [they can yell and scream all they want]. So maybe a common defense and currency, but everything else local [State, or in the case of places like CA and NY, urban vs hinterlands.

                  1. Probably not possible. There is one group I can think of that is very aggressively trying to take everybody else’s stuff and tell them what to do.

                  2. We should just dispose of our leftists.

                    1. No us real Americans should dispose of traitors like you.

                      Have you no shame? Betraying America like you do?

                      You’re one inbred white trash moron Mark.

        2. Background checks are the pathway to confiscation. The BGC creates a federal record. It was never about prohibited people.

          1. I went to the doctor yesterday. They gave me a yearly survey. It asks if you have guns in your house as if it is a valid health concern.

            1. My doctor and I talk about guns; what she shoots and what I shoot. And if she needs for me to produce any ammo for her.

        3. Solution: No sell. Only buy.

      5. There is no problem.

      6. The dirty secret is that the federal government doesn’t have the constitutional authority to directly require background checks of the buyers, and they know it.

        They have the regulatory power to require firearms dealers to have licenses for the interstate commerce of guns. And as a condition of their license, they require FFLs (Federal Firearms License) to obtain a Form 4473 and conduct a background check with each sale. Then as part of the 4473, the buyer gets entangled in the process under penalty of perjury.

        There is no such hook for a private sale that does not involve an FFL. Those can only be regulated by the states. That’s why so much of Biden’s gun agenda involves drafting model legislation for enactment by the states. As if the states didn’t already have this.

        1. <I.the buyer gets entangled in the process under penalty of perjury.

          What do you mean I lied to the government? I never talked to the government! Unhand me, sir!

          1. You love when the govt enforces your lifestyle Chuck.

            Mormon welfare queen

            1. Leftists are largely the source of, and recipients of welfare. Therefore you are welfare trash. You should probably just kill yourself.

              1. I haven’t received anything from the govt except the stimulus checks.

                Chuck got A PPP loan even though he claims he doesn’t need it.

                You fascist traitors gotta have each other’s backs!

                Traitor

      7. Every “compromise” involves some sort of carve out for transferring guns between family members.

        Are we now going to have a federal definition of what constitutes a family member?

        1. Bureaucrats love the minutia. Keeps ’em busy and makes ’em feel important.

      8. Gun control is a relic from the Jim Crow era, when white cops discriminated against African Americans, said African Americans armed themselves, and then white legislatures sought to deny African-Americans their right to self defense.

        It’s more than Jim Crow. It’s Jim Eagle.

        So we have to oppose all gun control. Because it’s racist.

        Don’t be racist.

      9. do what the democrats do. stuff the ballot boxes till you win then have the puppet make any thing they are afraid of illegal.

    2. There is already a whole enforcement bureaucracy to identify and prosecute people who try to get away with that one.
      Even selling a single gun illegally in such a way can net you 10 years and 250K.
      Part of the problem is that the feds tend to come down hard on some old guy trying to make a few extra bucks fixing up and selling hunting rifles, but people who buy large number of guns specifically to resell to gang members and drug dealers often get absurdly light penalties.

  3. The administration defended Biden’s comments by saying…

    “Look, over there, a gay cabinet member! And there’s a Person of Color working on the border crisis!”

    1. And there’s a Person of Color working on the border crisis!”
      In Chicago buying cake.

      1. Chicago borders a lake that borders another lake that borders another country.

    2. “my smirk is all you need until I circle back”

  4. Republican gender policing efforts get more extreme

    That’s right folks, Reason and ENB think that the folks opposed to chemically and surgically castrating kids with mental disorders, are the extremists.

    1. If it saves one penis…..

      1. LOL

    2. Here is an article detailing what’s involved in “transitioning”.

    3. “A handful of Republican lawmakers in North Carolina want to force school officials to monitor kids for signs of any genderbending.”

      This proposed positive use of government force is what ENB is referring to as “extreme”. What does government snitching on boys for acting feminine or girls for acting masculine have to do with opposing gender reassignment? It has nothing to do with it — it is going way beyond opposition to the extreme of government enforcement of gender.

      1. Ahh yes. Let government make decisions for kids. Not their parents. Truly a stunning take unless you actually believe in benevolent government, which you seem to do.

        1. What are you going on about?

          When ENB (correctly) called the proposed North Carolina legislation, she was making a pretty straightforward libertarian appeal to not having the government involved in enforcing norms of masculinity or femininity on kids, and not involved in parenting.

          The North Carolina proposed law is off on a tangent that has almost nothing to do with any debate about whether parents should be able to have their child’s gender reassigned surgically, approve hormone suppression treatment, or any issue like that.

          1. “called the proposed North Carolina legislation ‘extreme’”

          2. Youre arguing schools should be allowed to keep secrets from parents you retarded fuck. That is literally what the law does, force disclosures from a public entity about a child to their parents.

            Schools should also report drug use, violence, sexual misconduct, etc to parents.

            Yet you seem against this requirement.

            So you must believe the government is benevolent and doesn’t have to heed to a parents decision.

            I already linked to a story yesterday of a school forcing trans literature on a child without parental consent because he was nervous about using the bathroom. The nervousness was due to a medical condition but the school pushed trans propaganda instead.

            1. “Youre arguing schools should be allowed to keep secrets from parents you retarded fuck.”

              Ah, JesseAz is going the disingenuous route, again.

              Here’s the description of the proposed law from yesterday’s blog post: “ A handful of Republican lawmakers in North Carolina want to force school officials to monitor kids for signs of any genderbending and to snitch on them to their parents.” That ain’t “keeping secrets”; that is saying that besides teaching Johnny to read, his teachers now have to surveil him for signs of feminine behavior.

              1. JesseAz is going the disingenuous route

                No he isn’t, you dishonest fuck. That’s exactly what you were arguing.

              2. What do you think a school/government not telling parents something regarding their child is?

                Your argument is literally against codified parental notification.

                1. It is not. It is an argument against their having to tell t he parent about behaviors that go against an ill-defined standard, and is none of the government’s business.

      2. I haven’t read the article yet, but I am guessing that this is a reaction- possibly an overreaction- to the growing power of the state to interfere with parental choices and child rearing; the constant indoctrination of very young children into the identity politics cult, against which parents have very little defense; and the large and growing movement to push harmful transgender “treatments” on children too young to inderstand the consequences of their decisions. Children cannot give informed consent to transgender treatments that may permanently alter their bodies and render them sterile for the rest of their lives, and parents- who are held legally responsible for those children- have a right to know about their child’s mental health problems.

        1. Yes, it is an overreaction. All the things you list are valid concerns, but this proposal goes way into using government in a completely different intrusive way.

          There’s also an odd assumption behind it. How likely is it that, way, your son is acting effeminate only at school and you, as a parent, are not already aware of your own kid’s personality traits. Not bloody likely at all.

          1. The reason you are so ill informed and dumb, WK, is because you rely on ENB’s hot takes. I just went and read the relevant section of the bill, and ENB left out the two extremely relevant provisions immediately PRIOR to the one she mentions. It directs state entities that they may not conceal or encourage a minor child to conceal any mental health information from parents, including gender dysphoria, and it also states that parents have a right to withold consent for “treatment, activity, or mental health care services that are 5 designed and intended to form their child’s conceptions of sex and gender or to treat gender 6 dysphoria or gender nonconformity,” and the state may not infringe upon that right. It requires state employees to report symptoms of gemder dysphoria to parents.

            This is basic protection for parental rights to direct the medical care of their children, and to prevent meddling woke teachers and counselors from indoctrinating children too young to know the difference.

            1. I do admit I relied on ENB’s description of the bill rather than going and reading the bill itself. Not sure it’s worth my time to learn all about a bill that is unlikely to pass, in a state I don’t live in.

              If it’s not true that the bill requires snitching then I might not have a problem with it.

              1. Gee, TDS-addled shit admits to pushing bullshit as a result of ignorance!
                You should probably preface all your comments with a similar warning.

                1. ‘Twas not bullshit. ‘‘Twas accurate, it turns out:

                  (c) If a government agent has knowledge that a minor under its care or supervision has exhibited symptoms of gender dysphoria, gender nonconformity, or otherwise demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner incongruent with the minor’s sex, the government agent or entity with knowledge of that circumstance shall immediately notify, in writing, each of the minor’s parents, guardians, or custodians. The notice shall describe all of the relevant circumstances with reasonable specificity.”

              2. Why apologize for a core aspect of your being? You love and exude ignorance.

            2. Despite whatever other clauses it may contain, the bill does indeed have a snitch clause, just as Shackford, ENB described it. So their “hot take” was accurate:

              (c) If a government agent has knowledge that a minor under its care or supervision has exhibited symptoms of gender dysphoria, gender nonconformity, or otherwise demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner incongruent with the minor’s sex, the government agent or entity with knowledge of that circumstance shall immediately notify, in writing, each of the minor’s parents, guardians, or custodians. The notice shall describe all of the relevant circumstances with reasonable specificity.
              Ҥ 90-21.144. Whistleblower protection.

              1. “Despite whatever other clauses it may contain”

                I was wrong but I can’t admit it – Tulpa’s Property

          2. WK thinks it is intrusive on “who” by requiring schools to notify parents? Because it definitely isn’t the parents.

            1. “If the government agency has knowledge that a minor … demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner incongruent with the minor’s sex.”

              That is an awfully broad and vague mandate for government agencies there. “Mr. Az, your son’s wrist was rather limp when he was speaking in front of the class today. We are required to notify you about it.”

              1. “That is an awfully broad”

                I was wrong, so I’ll complain about scope – Tulpa’s Property

                1. This is what Dee does.

      3. I am guessing the intent of the law is to prevent school employees from acting on such observations without informing the child’s parents. Perhaps the law was written in a hamfisted way, or this is the worst interpretation of what could happen that ENB and the social Left is emphasizing.

        1. White knight is just a state supremacist and shilling for child abuse

        2. That’s a fair assessment: the clause about reporting requirements are not artfully drafted.

          It is just a bill. In general, people get too worked up about bills. All kinds of crazy or poorly drafted bills are proposed in legislatures all the time, and most never make it anywhere.

      4. because “gender reassignment is perverted. just take a good look at the ex bruce jenner.

    4. Its the same as not expanding the welfare state per Jeff.

      1. What is the same? What’s the “it” in your sentence?

        1. Child mutilation. You were in the roundup 2 days ago dummy.

          1. Well technically being against child mutilation was just like not expanding school lunches according to Jeff.

          2. It may surprise you but I’m not as dedicated to following every conversation here as you are. Compare the number of posts you make every week to mine; you spend much more of your life her than I do.

          3. Also, might surprise you but I don’t agree with everything chemjeff says. We are different people.

            1. Yet you rush to his defense. Maybe you just want to have a cake or two with him?

              By the way, why did you even think that asking for a reward to say Biden said something dumb. That just made you look stupid.

              1. Because on several occasions I have said things here that are critical of Democrats or show that I am not a liberal or progressive. And you are in the habit of calling me a liar when I do.

                Of course, you already knew that, but you are being disingenuous, as you often are.

                1. The only time you’ve ever done that was as an attempt to deflect criticism, I.e.. as a tactic.

                  We aren’t fooled Jeff.

                2. You are definitely a leftist.

            2. “We are different people.”

              I have 1000 dollars for a charity of your choice if you can prove that.

              1. If I can prove I’m not sarc will you make the same offer?

                1. I will if it involves your successful suicide.

                  1. Get out of my country you America hating traitor!

    5. Making kids sterile is a feature, too many people already and its raping the Earth, right?

      1. I think the establishment just doesn’t care how many children wreck themselves chasing gender fantasies. They don’t care how many lives and families this destroys. This is just a culture war sideshow to them. They know their base doesn’t care either. They just want to know who to hate this week.

    6. Shackford and now ENB are completely misrepresenting the language in the law.

      minor under their supervision “has exhibited symptoms of gender dysphoria, gender nonconformity, or otherwise demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner incongruent with the minor’s sex.”

      That isn’t expected to include “Billy looks swishy when he walks”, or “Susie wants to join the wrestling team”.

      It’s more like “Susie stated to the counselor that she is horrified at the thought of growing breasts and asked if there was any way to prevent it”, or “Billy has stated his preference is to wear women’s underwear and requested permission to use the girl’s locker room to dress out for gym class”.

      It’s vague, like all legislation is vague, but it’s not extreme in the least. Those kids are troubled and need more than a pamphlet and some platitudes about living their truth. The trans community has not lied about how at-risk these kids are for suicide.

      White Knight has presented another complete non-sequitur to counter valid concerns.

      1. Just admit you hate non-heteros Chuck. Your church hates them.

        1. They hate the sin, not the sinner. They’re not violent bigots, such as yourself.

          1. Most the mormons I knew hated gays and non christians.

            They’re the bigots. Like you’re.

            I’m bigoted against mormons, but they choose to believe bs and be terrible people.

            You sure are one backwards hick Mark.

            Traitor

            1. You’re a leftist. Therefore a traitor, and YOU posses bullshit beliefs. You’re not really A,Eric an, or even human.

              Progs have no souls.

              1. What makes you think I’m a leftist or a prog?

                You took an oath to defend the constitution. Yet you support Trump and his supporters who tried to overturn an election.

                You’re a traitor Mark!

                Uneducated, backwards bigot.

              2. Your god doesn’t exist you stupid fuck.

                God fucking damn you’re backwards!

      2. It’s too vague in its wording. I’m not misrepresenting that. You just admitted that.

  5. But he is throwing support behind legislation that would clamp down on such exchanges.

    Apparently he wants to lose Congress for the Democrats.

    1. I AM THE SENATE!
      SleepyJoe

      1. You mean “I AM THE SENA-zZZzzZZz”
        -SleepyJoe

    2. Well, to be fair, he did say something like “the time for prayers is over”.

      1. Amen and awomen.

    3. Apparently he wants to lose Congress for the Democrats.

      And he’s doing a better job so far than I could have imagined.
      ’22 midterms are going to be a gas.

  6. It’s funny how nobody notices laws don’t stop criminals from doing bad things.

    1. That is not their objective. They need, promised to, “do something” and people who are law abiding are much easier to control than those contrary criminals. If they can issue executive fiats and manage to pass legislation outlawing maligned rifles or magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, their voting choir is going to do a happy dance. Facts, data, statistics, I’ve quoted such endlessly and it will do very little to change the beliefs of anyone who has already made up their mind about something; you might as well argue about religion. Or with a troll.

    2. They can’t admit that they hate the idea of law abiding citizens having rifles and handguns.

  7. “Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, the lead Democratic negotiator on guns, said he’s been on the phone with Republican colleagues every day ‘making the case, cajoling, asking my friends to keep an open mind’…”

    How open is Murphy’s mind on this?

    1. “Prune Face,” a well known Dick Tracy villain. Never heard of one called “Open Mind.”

    2. So open that his smooth brain matter is now a puddle on the floor?

    3. The other team suppose to have the open mind. Just like the other team must capitulate for it to be bipartisan.

      1. There is compromise [each side gives up something and gets something in return] and then there is concession [one side gives in to just get along]. But blur the difference and it sounds “reasonable.”

    4. How open is Murphy’s mind on this?

      Your question contains a presumption that I’m not sure is valid.

    5. Murphy wants his colleagues to keep an open mind on restricting explicitally constitutionally protected civil liberties. That is not a praiseworthy stance.

  8. “Biden hedges on getting troops out of Afghanistan by May 1.”

    Good. I voted for Biden because I want a strong, responsible, neocon-approved foreign policy — not the cowardly Kremlin-dictated approach that characterized the Drumpf years.

    #LibertariansForStayingInAfghanistan
    #GiveItAnotherDecade

  9. One especially worrying development is Biden’s attention to private gun sellers.

    Nothing about “Red Flag” voter-rights suppression?!

  10. I’m told the best way to obtain firearms is to scuba dive in all those lakes where boaters keep losing their gun collections in unfortunate “tip overs.”

    1. I lost all my guns that way. It was tragic.

      1. Me too; however, if you are looking for an alternative, look up “Obama tubes”

    2. That is so last week. Current plan is to just keep them in the attic after watching Biden stumble three times walking up the steps on AF1.

      1. I have already converted my attic stairs to boarding steps !!

  11. …orders school officials and child welfare workers to notify parents or guardians in writing whenever a minor under their supervision “has exhibited symptoms of gender dysphoria, gender nonconformity, or otherwise demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner incongruent with the minor’s sex.”

    “It says here on your report card that you’re a total gaywad at school.”

    1. We regret to inform you your girl was caught playing baseball.

      1. And my response to this official would be: “Be glad she doesn’t take the bat to you and spit some Beech Nut in your eye!”

    2. My response to this official who obviously has nothing better to do would be: “And you know this how, Beavis? “

  12. Trump Vindicated as Judge Rules Michigan Secretary of State Violated Election Laws
    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/03/17/trump-vindicated-as-federal-judge-rules-michigan-secretary-of-state-violated-election-laws-n1433162

    A judge in Michigan has vindicated President Trump by ruling that Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, broke state law when she unilaterally changed election rules concerning absentee balloting in the 2020 election. This ruling legitimizes a key claim made by the Trump legal team in its challenges to the 2020 election.

    A major change imposed by Benson was loosening the signature verification requirement for absentee ballots. Michigan Court of Claims Chief Judge Christopher Murray ruled that this change violated Michigan Administrative Procedures Act.

    The court made the following conclusion:

    …nowhere in this state’s election law has the Legislature indicated that signatures are to be presumed valid, nor did the Legislature require that signatures are to be accepted so long as there are any redeeming qualities in the application or return envelope as compared with the signature on file. Policy determinations like the one at issue — which places the thumb on the scale in favor of a signature’s validity — should be made pursuant to properly promulgated rules under the APA or by the Legislature.

    1. C’mon, man! Just because they unlawfully made it easier for fraud to be committed, there’s no proof that fraud actually happened, so just give it up already. It’s like the time the cops found me inside the bank at 2 in the morning with a bag full of burglar tools – there was no proof that I had actually stolen anything from the bank so they had to let me go.

      1. Where’s the fraud mfer? Everytime there’s a deep look in this state or that they find next to nothing and that next to nothing is generally a Republican committing the fraud or some poor mistake that gets criminalized by you braindead fascist wannabe pieces of shite.

        1. The deep looks tend to only look for convictions which very few states pursue.

        2. “Everytime there’s a deep look”

          Oh?
          And what “deep look” would that be, you dishonest fuck. Because every attempt at examination I’ve heard of was suppressed or dismissed before it could happen.

          1. Or found “irregularities” like voters registered at vacant addresses or PO boxes, votes switched, overcounting, etc

        3. Is this like when the commies and fascists fought for power in the 1920s?

  13. I knew the Biden Era would be awesome. I just didn’t know it would be THIS awesome.

    The Biden administration appears to be spending at least $60 million per week to care for the more than 16,000 migrant teenagers and children in shelters operated by the Department of Health and Human Services, @NickMiroff reports.

    It’s so refreshing to no longer have a government that engages in racist practices like “border enforcement.” Biden’s investment in young immigrants will pay off when they join America’s labor force and provide cost-effective labor for billionaire employers like Reason.com’s benefactor Charles Koch.

    #LibertariansForGovernmentSpending
    #(AsLongAsItBenefitsImmigrants)

    1. If they ever get released from the 60 million dollar cages.

    2. That’s only $3750 a week; chump change

    3. So $3750 per migrant, per week, and they still have to sleep in cages under an overpass? How much graft is going on in the CBP, exactly?

      1. Given that it is a government project, I reasonably suspect that roughly $2000 of that goes toward an environmental impact study.

      2. Considering that the average Social Security recipient gets around $1,500 per month, maybe they should catch a bus to the Texas border and pretend to be immigrants.

      3. I hjave heard the Bill Clinton had voluteered to take several hundred of the teen ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS off of Californexicos hands. whatta guy!!

  14. Randi Weingarten has strong words for Jews who say unions are an obstacle
    American Federation of Teachers President Weingarten speaks on coronavirus and school closures.
    https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/randi-weingarten-has-strong-words-for-jews-who-say-unions-are-an-obstacle-663912

    Why should the teachers union in San Francisco or Los Angeles, for example, get to overrule the wishes of families who want their children in school?
    It’s a question that angers Weingarten — and she has a specific message for US Jews who have joined in the criticism.
    “American Jews are now part of the ownership class,” she said. “What I hear when I hear that question is that those who are in the ownership class now want to take that ladder of opportunity away from those who do not have it. Am I saying that everything we do is right? No. Are people in Los Angeles fearful? Yes.”

    1. Attacking the Jews is always a winning strategy.

      1. Jews are the ownership class, and the media class, and the business class, and the pedophile ring class. When you get so woke that you start sounding like Goebbels.

        1. The woke have always sounded like Goebbels

      2. It works for The Squad. They get glowing media attention over it.

      3. Shaming them, and citing their stereotypic success [“ownership class”] is even more so. Central the the pogroms of 19th and 20th century Europe was to claim that Jewish businesses were opulent, greedy and unfair, and it is apparently still a strategy to try and coerce them into getting in line.

    2. because keeping public school closed creates opportunitIes for POCs

      1. Yeah, rather contradictory, on it’s face. Keeping the schools closed prevents the “non ownership class” from accessing a “qualify education” so they can someday be as successful as Jews, or Asians. However, it appears to be far more important to support the teachers union than it is to actually go to school.

    3. Does Misek do her speech-writing?

      1. THA JOOOOOS

    4. WTF

      Talk about a politician’s answers.

    5. Lets not forget that way too many of them have forgotten the holocaust when it comes to depriving citizens of their constitutional rights when it comes to free speech and the 2nd amendment. isn’t that right mr schumer??

  15. orders school officials and child welfare workers to notify parents or guardians in writing whenever a minor under their supervision “has exhibited symptoms of gender dysphoria, gender nonconformity, or otherwise demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner incongruent with the minor’s sex.”

    Cool! Now do “in a manner incongruent with the minor’s *race*”!

  16. Joe Biden says some shit, film at 11:00.

    You know, there’s not much difference between Donald Trump and Joe Biden just saying whatever pops in their head at the moment, regardless of the truth or common sense, except that all Trump’s comments were lies and all Joe Biden’s comments are misstatements.

    1. Pretty much.

      However, there is the difference between “Incredible, special people” and “Here’s the deal”.

    2. Here’s a Washington Post list of 2000 purported lies Donald Trump supposedly told.
      However when you read it it’s half prognostication, wish and asperation, and half hyperbole like what Biden just did.

      The American people don’t have a media anymore. You have a gaslighting psy-op run by the second worse political party ever in the history of the modern West.
      Canada, the UK and Australia may have a media class full of lefties, but they still function as genuine journalists to some extent, and not a massive propaganda machine.

      1. They also count the same prognaatication multiple times. I think at one point 40 of those “lies” was the same trump projection.

    3. Facts [what actually is, objective, supported by emprical data] doesn’t matter; and truth [what one BELIEVES

      1. matters.

    4. at least President
      Trumps’ were his own, president bidens were his Chinese puppet masters words.

  17. “Today expert witnesses reinforced that account”

    Scott Adams says that the media (e.g. Don Lemon, Jacob Sullum) is expecting the murder charges against Chauvin to fail, and are priming their audiences to riot:
    https://youtu.be/fkS4QNCtwfY?t=2177

    1. As far as I know, the prosecution is presenting its case so what we’re getting from the press coverage of the trial is one side of the story. We’ll see if they present the defense’s side of the story the same way. I suspect not – I suspect where they dispassionately presented the prosecution’s side of the story, they’re going to use that narrative to attack the defense’s side of the story since “the facts” have already been presented.

    2. Anybody who actually pays attention to the entire trial and not just the prosecution arguments believes that. The prosecution has opened so much reasonable doubt before the defense has even called a witness.

      Yes knee to hold a suspect down was trained especially with combative arrests.

      Chauvin could have used a taser based on the call in of a tier 1 escalation.

      Knee was on the upper back, not on the neck. Chauvin is 140 lbs.

      Floyd did drugs and had more than lethal levels in his system.

      Floyd claimed he couldn’t breathe well before being put on the ground.

      Floyd asked to be put on the ground.

      Suspects under drugs will seemingly wake up quickly in a rage and can’t be assumed to be asleep or passed out.

      EMT was called much earlier than media first said.

      Floyd was driving with his known drug dealer.

      1. The Davos establishment wanted rioting before the election and were just waiting for a cop to do what cops will do. Chauvin is the unlucky idiot who got picked to be the scapegoat they needed.

        1. Unlucky… not so much.
          Chauvin is a piece of shit who acted like a piece of shit. He completely ignored the optics of kneeling on a guy for an excessive amount of time, in front of a large crowd. He may have ignored the need for medical attention to the person he was kneeling on.
          But, in the absence of evidence of bruising on Floyd’s throat and the presence of evidence of potentially fatal levels of fentynal, chronic health conditions, and medical distress showing before Floyd was placed on the ground, I can’t see how one could objectively/rationally conclude beyond reasonable doubt that Chauvin caused Floyd’s death.

          1. I agree. Chauvin was a thug who should be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
            But that’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying that the reaction and riots were planned well before Floyd died, and that they were largely engineered.
            I’m also saying that bumping the charges up to murder was deliberate scapegoating in order to legitimize the riots.

            1. “I’m saying that the reaction and riots were planned well before Floyd died, and that they were largely engineered.”

              100%
              Chauvin wasn’t so much unlucky, but it was “chance” that he timed his misbehavior (in)correctly

          2. Pretty much my take as well. Chauvin is an asshole cop. But there’s a mountain of reasonable doubt if the charge is murder. If I were on the jury I don’t think I could get past involuntary manslaughter.

  18. Unelected state agents using the money we’re contractually obligated to give them no matter how we vote in the future to exert control over us.

    https://twitter.com/AmyBeePhoenix/status/1379295393301868546
    Both Coca-Cola and Delta had significant external activist pressure to make statements.

    Multiple pension fund representatives signed this letter and they have significant power as shareholders.

    These are publicly funded pensions being used to implement a corporate agenda

    1. But muh private corporationz!!!

      1. Did you see Twitter is now demonetizing twitch users for stuff done offline?

        1. On behalf of a government that threatens regulations and ‘public’ sector unions that threaten to use their financial clout against them. Totes private markets.

      2. It turns out it was Stacey Abrams that pressured the MLB Commissioner to relocate the All-Star Game, and it wasn’t just corporations deciding for themselves who to deal with.

        All of this canceling and censoring shit is being pushed by political operatives. The “Muh private company” defense is merely a way to evade the first amendment.

        1. And AOC led the charge to keep Amazon out of her fiefdom. These are evil people, willing to sell out their own people for a little sniff of power.

        2. How fucking stupid do you have to be to get the All-Star game moved OUT of your state?

          Tell me again what office Abrams holds that people need to listen to her?

          1. And she even pretended that she was against it for the cameras.

  19. I’m sure pushing gun confiscation on holocaust remembrance day was totes a coincidence

    1. One expects *that* will never happen again.

    2. Really? Even if the jews had been well armed they still wouldn’t have been able to prevent the holocaust.

      The Nazis made it easier for the average German to get a gun.

      I think most gun control measures are dumb, but shame on you.

      Lying about the holocaust to promote your political agenda.

      You have no shame!

      1. “Even if the jews had been well armed they still wouldn’t have been able to prevent the holocaust.”

        Maybe not, but they could’ve stood and fought; instead of railcars and concentration camps.

        1. And opened others up to reprisals.

          Are you Mormon?

          Mormons hate Jews, but LOVE Israel.

          1. I always knew you were a pussy.

            1. You’re the one who pussed out of the deal Red Rocks you white trash coward.

              Pussy ass little traitor boy

              1. You really should commit suicide. Your comments are going nowhere.

                1. At least I’m not a traitor redneck like you…

        2. I’m pretty sure Idaho Bob is Mormon.

          If he wasn’t he’d say so.

          Your perv god doesn’t exist you goddamn fucking piece of shit!

          I hope you die!

          The only good Mormon is 16 million dead mormons!

          1. So…… you were spit roasted by Mormons and are now angry that they turned you queer. You’re basically a sniveling little leftist poof whining about LDS.

            Again, your solution is suicide. Just do it.

            1. Your goddamn god doesn’t exist you inbred traitor

              1. got ya covered killall. i’ll swear there ain’t no heaven and pray there ain’t no hell.

        3. So citizens armed with a variety of weapons, no cohesive approach to training or organization, and acting as individuals are going to take on the Heer and risk no only their lives, but their family members and neighbors?

          The totality of that group’s ability to defend anything would be less than even the Dutch Home Guard that ghosted once Rotterdam was bombed into dust

          1. And that’s why we lost the Revolutionary War.

          2. To begin with, what you need to do to prevent a Shoah is not building tank obstacles or practicing large-scale coordinated maneuvers, but simply striking against the guys who come for your family. Obviously many of those who do this die in their living room instead of Sobibor.
            It is a lot easier to get people to go house to house rounding up the Jews if doing so is seen as an activity that poses little personal risk. If ten percent of Jews in prewar Europe had armed themselves and defended their families, they would have vastly outnumbered the members of the SS. It would have been a bloodbath, but it was anyway.
            In such cases, lack of organization is often an asset, especially against a force that is also trying to wage conventional warfare on multiple fronts, and is trying to occupy several countries with hostile populations. Having to divert forces from Stalingrad or North Africa in order to force the Cohens onto a railcar starts to make less sense that way.

            1. “poses little personal risk. ” thats persackely what democrats are doing with the anti 2nd amendment attacks.

      2. “Even if the jews had been well armed they still wouldn’t have been able to prevent the holocaust.”

        Embarassing

        1. I’d be embarrassed if I was you too.

          1. Luckily you can be embarrassed about being you instead coward.

            1. You’re such a pussy mormon red rocks

      3. Even if the jews had been well armed they still wouldn’t have been able to prevent the holocaust

        It’s idiotic shit like this that makes me suspect that KAR is supposed to be a parody, but then again, sarcasmic was this dumb too.

        Just yesterday in fact KAR wrote:

        KillAllRednecks
        April.8.2021 at 9:43 pm
        I’m not ignorant of history. Hell I know more than the liars/idiots on here that say nazism=Socialism

        Then when given a speech written by Hitler and given by Goebbels entitled “Why Are We Socialists?”, explaining why the National Socialists believed in socialism, he tried to handwave it away by saying:

        “They said a lot of things. They did have many things in common with socialists,but they had many differences. I’ve explained this too many times. Hitler hated communists. Just because you found one thing where Goebbels claims to be a socialist doesn’t make Nazism the same as Socialism.

        I laughed so hard when I read that. He conflates socialism and communism, and claims that even though the Nazis called themselves socialist and did socialist things, they still weren’t socialists somehow.

        That’s first level flailing and stupid. Classic sarcasmic.

        1. Fits sqrsly, jeff, and wk as well.

        2. They did many non-socialist things as well. Like eliciting the support of big business and banning trade unions.

          It’s not black and white.

          1. Socialists ALWAYS ban trade unions when they gain power you retarded fuck.

            Trade unions were illegal in every Warsaw Pact country.
            What do you think Lech Walesa and the Solidarity trade union movement in Communist Poland was all about?

            The conceit is that the socialist government already represents the workers so a union is an unnecessary distraction.

            The kids internet is that way, sarc. ===>

            1. That had a lot to do with the Communist party not wanting their authority challenged.

              Ya got me I’m Sarc…

              1. “That had a lot to do with the Communist party”

                It happened in EVERY SINGLE OFFICIALLY SOCIALIST COUNTRY you gibbering moron. It wasn’t just a one off.

                As for the Nazi’s political integration with corporations, that’s what the big word “corporatism” we’ve all been complaining about for the last few months means.

                Would you like me to buy you a dictionary?

                1. Canadian english or American english?

                  How is integrating business Socialism?

                  They did nationalize a lot of industries, but it’s still not right to say they were socialists.

                  Just like it wouldn’t be right to say they were strictly right wing about everything.

                  1. fuck off sarcasmic

                  2. Fuck off Chuck or Red Rocks!

                  3. The Nazi’s said they were socialists.
                    The Newspapers at the time said they were socialists.
                    Their opponents called them socialists.
                    They gave speeches extoling socialism.
                    They ran on a socialist platform.
                    They were elected on a socialist platform.
                    When elected they enacted socialism on a massive scale.
                    Until the war they nationalized everything that they could. Where the fuck do you think the Beetle came from?
                    Their actual name was the fucking National Socialist German Workers’ Party, which Nazi is merely a slang acronym for.

                    Meanwhile, in KAR land…
                    “They did nationalize a lot of industries, but it’s still not right to say they were socialists

                    There’s willfully retarded and then there is KAR wilfully retarded.

                    Also: How is integrating business (into government) Socialism?

                    You fucking uneducated buffoon. You high school civics teacher must have been tearing her hair out.
                    Read this and learn something you stupid shit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporatism#Progressive_corporatism

                    1. If we’re gonna cite wikipedia:

                      “The majority of scholars identify Nazism in both theory and practice as a form of far-right politics. Far-right themes in Nazism include the argument that superior people have a right to dominate other people and purge society of supposed inferior elements.”

                      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism#Positionwithinthepoliticalspectrum

                      Fuck off you inbred, backwards, fascist goddamn white trash piece of shit.

                      Your god doesn’t exist you stupid fucking Nazi.

                      Mormon loving waste of life.

                    2. This is why arguing with you fascists is pointless. You’ll say my cite is wrong, but yours is fine.

                      Rural BC is beautiful but fuck the inbred fascists like you that live there.

                      Mormon loving nazi.

                    3. Sorry if I’m being overly mean, buti just hate mormons so much that I fucking hate mormon lovers like you.

                      I also hate inbred fascists like you.

                    4. Right wing socialism is a thing you ignorant fuck. The rest of the world doesn’t fit into American paradigms.

                      Nevertheless, labeling Nazism as right wing is a post war left wing attempt to distinguish themselves from debased fellow travelers

                    5. I’m sorry but I’ll take historians who study it for a living over the inbred, backwards redneck from rural BC.

                    6. I wish you would take historians who study it for a living, rather than making shit up here loosely based on things you read in the Huffpo comment section.

                    7. I don’t read Huffpo dumbass. Look at the wikipedia article. Most scholars classify it as right wing.

                      Only inbred hicks like you don’t.

                    8. The argument was whether or not it was socialist. After all that horseshit you decided to move the goalposts.

              2. “Ya got me I’m Sarc”

                We know.

                1. Fuck off little pussy traitor boy

                  pussy

      4. Thank you for reminding me I continue to underestimate your stupidity.

        1. Why do you think I’m stupid?

          1. Your posts. What you say and think.

            Basically everything you do.

            1. Anything specific?

      5. Germany literally pushed gun control to get guns out of their hands dummy.

        1. They took the jews weapons, but had more relaxed gun laws for most germans than the Weimar government did.

          1. 6 asshole flags!

      6. If you were in 1930s Germany you would be the person telling the SS what attics the jews were hiding in

        1. No! I’d be hiding them.

          The people who stormed the capitol supported who?

          Trump.

          Most the fascists on here support Trump.

          1. F/R for the asshole

          2. Which shows how shitty Socialists are that their ideological partners are willing to support a capitalist politician over their ProggySocialist kamaraden

        2. That is a pretty damning statement.

      7. The 1935 Law of Weapons in Nazi Germany specifically probibited arms to “Jews and other non-Aryan peoples.”

        Also, the Nazis discouraged even those they considered “Aryan” from private ownership of guns, saying that those who wished to bear arms should do so in service of the Reich by joining the Military or Gestapo.

        And, yes, if every Jew or even Jewish family had so much as one Mauser and 1000 rounds, even with some deaths, they still would have stopped the attempted total extermination of their people.

        And as a bonus they would have diverted Hitler’s legions from expanding by conquest and murdering others, such as Slavs, Romani (called Gypsies at the time,) Poles, Homosexuals, the handicapped, political opponents, business and labor leaders, etc. ad nauseum.

        If you want to see actual stories of what people with arms (and Jews in particular) can do to change history, watch Escape From Sobibor, Uprising, and Defiance.

        The people in the Sobibor death camp were especially noteworthy because they started out with shop-made knives and axes, then leveraged them to get access to guns. I won’t spoil the plot too much. Let’s just say that everyone did what the Hell they wanted, as free people do.

        You may also want to watch these movies as a cautionary tale for your own genocidal thoughts. Good aversion therapy, I’d say.

        1. Members of the Nazi party could own guns, and they were less strict than gun laws during the Weimar republic.

          Shame on you! Using the holocaust to push your gun nut beliefs(btw I’m against many gun control measures).

          1. Once more, asshole

          2. “Members of the Nazi party could own guns”

            Just like how anti-gun Democrat’s bodyguards are all armed. How is that a rebuke.
            Of course authoritarian powers only want weapons for themselves.

            1. Because they couldn’t own guns before. That’s why it’s a rebuke. Get it through your far right head the Nazis LOOSENED gun laws compared to Weimar Germany.

              Most non fascist or far right historians agree on this.

              Goddamn fascist morons.

              1. “Because they couldn’t own guns before.’

                Lol this is a lie you moron.

                1. Fine: it was harder for them to own guns prior to the Nazis taking power.

                  Im still right

              2. Get it through your far right head the Nazis LOOSENED gun laws compared to Weimar Germany

                No they didn’t you dishonest fuck. In fact it was exactly the opposite.
                Guns were everywhere in Germany in the aftermath of WW1. There were little militias all over the place, completely unaffiliated with each other and on every part of the political spectrum.

                Just because you know fuck all about post-war German history doesn’t mean the rest of us don’t. You’re not clever enough to pull off bluffs like this here, you stupid shit.

                1. Militias having guns(bunch of WW1 vets) isn’t the same as gun laws.

                  Are all fascist canadians as stupid as you?

                  1. Everyone had guns. Weimar Germany had the highest levels of gun ownership on the continent. Now it’s the Swiss.

                    You’re out of your league her sarcasmic.

                    1. People having guns isn’t the same as gun laws.

                      The Weimar republic had stricter gun laws for most germans than the Nazi govt.

                      Just give up ya hick. You’re in over your head.

                    2. It must suck having the NDP run your state. I’m sure an inbred, uneducated piece of shit fascist like you is miserable.

                      Hahahaha!

                    3. The Weimar republic had stricter gun laws for most germans than the Nazi govt.

                      Nope, the Weimar government had almost no gun laws whatsoever. I realize that you read the lie in Salon, but the source of the story, UofChicago Law prof Bernard Harcourt, tried to misrepresent a 1919 order based on the Versailles treaty demand to return all military equipment back to the state, as a “strict gun-control law”.

                      The relevant portion actually reads; “:
                      Within two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty, German arms, munitions and war material, including antiaircraft material, existing in Germany in excess of the quantities allowed, must be surrendered to the Governments of the Principal
                      Allied and Associated Powers to be destroyed or rendered useless.”

                      That’s it, that’s your fucking “Weimar Gun Control Law” you useless stooge. The Treaty of Versailles, lol.

                      In 1928 the Weimar government actually made a law clarifying that the Treaty of Versailles clause didn’t apply to individuals or police.

                      Just give up ya drunk. You’re in over your head.

          3. No one has to use the Holocaust to uphold the right to keep and bear arms.

            The Holocaust, as well as American Slavery and Jim Crow, The Trail of Tears, The Armenian Genocide by The Ottoman Empire, Sha’ria law throughout the Islamic World, the weapons policies of the Soviet Bloc and China, and other examples throughout world history attest to the horrors that result when innocents are disarmed.

        2. “if every Jew or even Jewish family had so much as one Mauser and 1000 rounds,” substitute U.S. citizen for jew or jewish and you know exactly what the democrat socialist/nazis are scared shitless of.

      8. Not all Jews or concentration camps were in Germany.

        1. Weren’t most in Poland and Eastern Europe?

          1. wikipedia should not be citable tell it can no longer be edited by its’ readers.

        1. Defiance tells the story of The Brothers Bielski well! They not only armed and trained Jewish refugees in the use of arms and tactics, but even organized them into a hidden village in the woods of Belarus.

          The Bielskis saved thousands of Jewish lives and thus saved tens of thousands of their descendants in subsequent generations. Damn amazing story!

    3. Biden also has a hardon for trains.

      1. and oil pipelines employing 25,000 U.S. citizens!!

  20. https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1380499925109252096?s=19

    Everyone knows now that the Hunter Biden documents — including those raising questions about Joe’s participation in his China deals — are authentic, but admitting that is a scandal given what they & Facebook did, so they’ve trained liberals to think any mention of it is trivial

    Anyone “interviewing” Hunter Biden who doesn’t ask these questions is committing journalistic malpractice:

    * Were any of reported emails attributed to you forged?

    * Did you pursue the business deals in China reflected in those emails?

    * Did the “big guy’s 10%” refer to Joe?

    1. A newspaper had their twitter account frozen for reporting this. Facebook banned people for talking about this.
      The corporatist chilling effect on this was deliberate, and it worked.

    2. Daily mail got an entire copy of the hard drive and a computer expert confirmed it was authentic. What they listed as being on the hard drive is nuts.

  21. That mistake: making it too complicated to open and operate a legal business, leading to the legal marketplace being dominated by large, multi-state weed conglomerates.

    They can be sloppy because they know the black market has their back with consumers.

  22. “As is to be expected, these measures—including new restrictions on the sale of gun kits and the appointment of anti-gun activist David Chipman to lead the ATF—have raised a lot of praise from progressives and a lot of consternation from conservatives and libertarians.”

    Just to set the record straight: there are quite a few liberals who aren’t all that happy with this appointment, either.

    1. Just to set the record straight: conservatives and libertarians supportive opposition.

  23. While Cruella DeBrown worries about sex workers and banning guns, some other events she failed to notice.

    Amazon challenging hundreds of mail-in ballots because, get this, they state the signatures did not match on the outer ballot envelope. But Amazon was perfectly fine with 2020 mail in ballots for the national election. Hypocritical swine.

    China and Iran are on the move. And POTUS Biden does nothing. That is, nothing aside from appeasing the worlds leading terror sponsor.

    The border? You’d think Cruella might have a few words to spare for the CBP staff who are overwhelmed. Evidently not.

    Cruella DeBrown is the living personification of Marx’s useful idiot.

    1. No, “Biden” did something on Iran – dropped all sanctions

    2. Biden did something. He promised to lift all sanctions just to talk.

  24. https://twitter.com/JoelWBerry/status/1380508337591222275?s=19

    Black students going to progressive colleges and committing white supremacist hate hoaxes against their own community is a bizarre phenomenon. It happens several times a year now. I really want to know what is going on psychologically with a person who does that.

    I have a theory—and this is just a theory. I wonder if black students come to college expecting to encounter the overt racism you often see in poor communities and instead encounter something worse-more insidious: white liberal coddling & condescending racism…

    They enter the University, full of white progressives, who I think are the most racist people in our country right now. They deal with this babying, patronizing leftist racism that is just as dehumanizing as any other kind of racism, but they are in an environment where the…

    …racism is called “anti-racism.” They are gaslit every day to believe the white liberal racism they experience is actually a good thing. Every one of these hoax attacks seem designed to paint the university community as racist. Well, they are. Maybe black students are simply…

    trying to, in some weird, desperate way, to drag the insidious racism of white progressives into the open in a way that people will actually respond to. We should all be marching against the progressive woke racism of these universities, and calling it out for what it is.

    …again, this is just a theory. You are welcome to pick it apart and offer alternatives. I’ve heard about the “supply to meet demand” idea, but I think there’s more to it.

    There’s also the idea that we live in a narcissist culture and this is a cheap way to get attention. There’s something to that too. Many layers. (End thread)

    1. Being a victim means you do not actually have to achieve anything substantive. I think black people that buy into the woke dogma are doing so as a form of racial revenge. “Look at what we can make these stupid white people do.”

      1. “Look at what we can make these stupid white people do.”

        Jump, mutha fucka, [I know you cant but] JUMP!

        1. Wesley snipes told all of us white men can’t jump.

          1. But then Woody proved him wrong.

            1. DAMN RIGHT HE DID!

              1. But only after he failed a drove Rosie Perez to leave him

                1. A huge mistake. Especially after watching her clean up on Jeopardy!

    2. They can’t be victims without hate crimes. The problem is the lack of real hate crimes.

      1. So make them up; doesn’t matter that the majority of them are hoaxes, it’s enough to start a fire [and then you don’t need it any more].

    3. I wonder if black students come to college expecting to encounter the overt racism you often see in poor communities and instead encounter something worse-more insidious: white liberal coddling & condescending racism

      I don’t buy this take. If they came to the campus expecting it, why would they even bother going?

      I suspect it has a lot more to do with them looking for attention and watching white people dance like monkeys in response, given the level of self-flagellation that always takes place after these things happen.

      1. I don’t buy this take. If they came to the campus expecting it, why would they even bother going?

        I think you’re dismissing the forest for the trees or, rather, you’re saying that because he’s asserted the wrong bait, the bait and switch isn’t happening. Whether they expect to get hassled for studying while black or a pure, edifying meritocracy, that’s not what they’re getting. And, when you look around for how to get ahead easily, victimocracy is an easy sell.

        Of course, since we aren’t talking about one black person or blacks as a monolith, it’s entirely possible that both answers and several more are accurate.

    4. My theory – and this is just a theory- is they are young, dumb and full of cum. My experience having been young once was we all did stupid shit for pointless reasons that had more do with hormones and coming of age then anything else proposed or theorized.

    5. Eh, I remember Jews painting swastikas on their doors and claiming they were victims.

      In my hometown a girl threw acid ON HERSELF and claimed it was a hate crime.

      People do weird shit for attention. I don’t think there’s any “deeper meaning” behind it. Victims get social credit, so they want to be victims.

  25. Today expert witnesses reinforced that account, saying the evidence indicates that Floyd—who complained 27 times that he was having trouble breathing—died from lack of oxygen.

    It’s what ultimately kills us all.

  26. Biden hedges on getting troops out of Afghanistan by May 1.

    Ha, were we thinking that was even on the table?

    1. How in hell can anyone justify keeping troops in Afghanistan?

      1. They’ll invent a reason. The neocons don’t want to give up a juicy spot smack dab between Russia, China and India for anything.

        1. It’s a black hole into which billions of dollars worth of government contracts are poured. What more explanation do you need?

          1. Sadly, this. Notice that everybody who is against the forever wars is labeled a kook or a Russian asset?

      2. the war machine does not require justification.

  27. Kat Murti and I debunk myths about women, work, and the pandemic.

    Myths hardest hit.

    1. Anybody stupid enough to click the link hardest hit

    2. But how can you tell who women are?

      1. The idea of women has clearly been debunked…

  28. https://twitter.com/aurora_g96/status/1380280894485897220?s=19

    You know who else confiscated guns and had an extensive railway system?

    1. And how those two things are connected.

  29. Judge puts a permanent injunction on CMP videos involving PP and the abortion federation. Judge declares videos are not of public interest despite an abortion doctor testifying last year the videos showed criminal conduct through discussions of altering procedures to get more and better baby parts. Judge contends since California didn’t prosecute PP then there must be no crime in response.

    Thomas More Society Vice President and Senior Counsel Peter Breen said in a statement:

    This permanent injunction covering up the release of incriminating video from a large abortion trade show strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. The American people deserve to see and hear what the abortion providers of this country are willing to say and do to skirt and even violate the law. We will appeal this decision, to vindicate David Daleiden’s rights and the rights of every brave undercover journalist in this country and to hold bad actors like the National Abortion Federation to account.

    1. “Skirting” the law is not illegal.

      1. Unless the skirt is too short. Then the law was just asking for it.

    2. Judge declares videos are not of public interest despite testimony last year saying the videos showed criminal conduct

      Sounds like a certain judge should be under investigation himself.

  30. Tennessee joins 18 other states that allow permit-free carry…

    I predict COVID-19 cases there will skyrocket as a result.

    1. Oh, not at all. People who are openly packing tend to be socially distanced by thugs who are out from the mass spreader events known as The Pokey.

  31. https://twitter.com/jtLOL/status/1380159047899447298

    How do you prove you qualify for this? Please be specific.
    Quote Tweet
    The New York Times
    @nytimes
    · Apr 8
    New York will offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic. The effort — a $2.1 billion fund in the state budget — is by far the biggest of its kind in the U.S.

    1. The lack of identification is proof of identification. Duh!

      1. Ha ha ha…nice

    2. Immigrants would never lie.

    3. How do you prove you qualify for this? Please be specific.

      Fuck qualify. How do I apply? Does Illinois to NY count as a migrant or do I have to fake a Spanish accent to rip off the taxpayers of NY?

      1. I know I’m going to illegally immigrate to New York for a few months, and get paid.

        Poor White Knight won’t know what to say.

        1. True. It would be a major blow to my anti-Canadian schtick. I would recover, though; I have other things I can needle you about.

          1. Like education?
            Knowing the chemical formula for water?
            The meaning of quotation marks?
            What certain idioms mean?

            1. Take the water thing up with Tulpa.

              1. Why, you’re the one that got it wrong.

                1. Hi, Tulpa! You did a great job of spoofing my handle when you posted those comments about mono-hydrogen dioxide.

                  1. The fuck he did. You defended your ass for weeks after on that. It’s way to late to pretend it wasn’t you now.

    1. The people who hand pick the glowing reviews to go on book jackets are just a neutral platform, not editors.

  32. https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1380263908720705540?s=19

    “Silence is violence!”

    Despite the white supremacist graffiti turning out to be a #HateHoax by a black student, people at @albioncollege are boycotting classes again for a third day. They have a list of race-related demands.

    1. They have a list of race-related demands.
      Sounds racist.

      1. Eugene “Bull” Connor would be woke in 2021.

    2. Ngo is a liar.

      You’re only embarrassing yourself by posting his BS.

      u yo

  33. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1380135128459055110.html
    Somehow we’ve become a society that spends hours poring over Yelp reviews before hiring someone to mow our lawns… but we’ll let the same incompetent swindlers in DC demand trillions more for “infrastructure” without a word about their long record of fraud and failure.

    We keep pouring money into a bankrupt, corrupt, SYSTEMICALLY incompetent government and hoping this time the Nigerian prince will finally deposit his millions in our bank accounts. This time we’ll get results instead of theft, waste, and special interest feeding frenzies.

  34. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1380502448079478789.html

    No longer is society shaped by healthy young families with strong inter-generational ties that foster a spirit of independence and self-reliance. Everyone is a child of the State now, conditioned to see themselves as alone and vulnerable unless the collective nurtures them.
    No longer do families that began at young ages accumulate wealth that can be passed easily to the next generation, on and on. Collectivists now have a reliable power base of atomized urbanites who own no capital and have little accumulated family wealth.
    Once those atomized people grow up and enter what passes for the “adult world” these days, they find everything that would help them form bonds of friendship and trust that could lead to independence from the State is also under attack. We can barely TALK to each other any more.
    There are no more relaxed conversations, no more good humor, no more fellowships, no melting pot. It’s just endless grievances and angry demands, words redefined and stricken from our language every day, limitless paranoia and suspicion.
    An entire generation has been raised to seek nothing more ardently than resolution of their grievances by appeals to authority.

  35. “Most people don’t know, you walk into a store and you buy a gun, you have a background check. But you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want and no background check,”

    This is a true statement.

    It’s also a true statement to say that you can then use that gun to rob a liquor store, to mug an old lady, to shoot a random person in the head, or to pistol-whip somebody who irritated you. None of these things are legal mind you, but it is true that they can be done.

    1. Criminals typically buy stolen guns or steal them themselves.

    2. If I want a full auto MP5 can I just buy it at a gun show?

      1. Do you know somebody at the gunshow who’s willing to sell you an MP5 with no questions asked? Criminals have to be getting their weapons from somewhere, I’m pretty sure if you put your mind to it you can be a criminal too.

        1. I don’t, and I’m not the one saying it’s true that I can.

    3. “”When asked about the claim during a subsequent press briefing, Psaki denied that this was Biden’s position.””

      https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/psaki-backtracks-on-biden-s-false-gun-show-background-check-claim/ar-BB1frHQs?ocid=msedgdhp

  36. I thought the Dems wanted to defund the police.

    Who will enforce gun control laws if the police are defunded?

    1. “Defund the police,” as I am sure you know, is nothing but a line for situational convenience. To use when a mob is at your door, or you need their votes. Using any an all authority against those who don’t vote for you and you don’t even like is another matter.

    2. Angry anti-fa mobs.

  37. https://twitter.com/dcexaminer/status/1380486464446808064

    A Boston hospital will offer “preferential care based on race” and “race-explicit interventions” for patients.

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital will implement a “reparations framework” for distributing medical resources.

    1. Surely the Irish are first in line for reparations in Boston, right?

      1. No Irish need apply.

  38. The bill sets out to police gender conformity. By its very nature, it will target gays and lesbians

    Well, only those who aren’t gender-conforming.

    Unless you’re trying to say all gays mince around and talk like a steam leak and lesbians only ever wear flannel.

    1. I don’t mean to be a prude, but if I wanted to send my kid to a bordello, I’d still get more bang for my buck in the private sector.

  39. TDS-addled shits? You got what you deserve:

    “Biden Seems Ready to Extend US Troop Presence in Afghanistan”
    […]
    “WASHINGTON (AP) — Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Orderly withdrawals take time, and Biden is running out of it…”
    https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-04-08/biden-seems-ready-to-extend-us-troop-presence-in-afghanistan

    1. My shocked face is so shocked!

      😐

    2. Ok. I know it looks bad for the entire staff at Reason having used whatever influence they have to put the neocons back in power. It might seem difficult to reconcile their position with the NAP but those old Ron Paul libertarians were all racists and the new woke libertarians are in charge now. As long as the borders are wide open they can tolerate a few wars. Besides which, they all voted for Jo so they aren’t responsible for anything.

  40. TDS-addled shits? You got what you deserve:

    “US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees”
    […]
    “WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated by former President Donald Trump…”
    https://news.yahoo.com/us-resumes-funding-un-agency-184101022.html

    Doesn’t take much reading before you realize these are people who have spent generations being ‘refugees’.
    Hope you’re happy, TDS-addled shits!

  41. >>Multiple fact-checkers have taken issue with this claim.

    is very sad situation when the fucking press won’t say the president is senile

    1. I’ve come to accept that facts have mattered for a while now. All the more so for MSM.

      Just run a hit piece based on, at best, specious information; when it turns out to be a hoax, fuck it, It has accomplished its purpose, “just move on” and say no more about it [but make sure the impression sticks].

      1. haven’t mattered

        1. You must have missed the part where Joe Biden averred that the left chooses science over fiction and truth over facts. As a wise man once dismissively said, you can use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true. So of what use are facts?

          1. “facts, schmacts.” ~~Homer Simpson

            1. YYou can’t use facts to prove anything remotely true.

          2. “… truth over facts.”

            Yep. And what is truth but what you believe it to be? If you honestly believe a falsehood [Ptolemy, the sun revolves around the earth] it doesn’t matter that is was not factual and that Galileo got it right centuries later; for thousands of years it was “the truth” and anyone who doubted it was a heretic.

  42. Imagine Biden’s confusion at being fact checked and found to be mostly lying by a newspaper that’s been carrying water for the Dems on that kind of talking point for 20+ years (during which, it’s never been any more true than it is today).

    I wonder if it’s on par with Obama’s shock in 2015 when reporters from outlets other than FNC/WSJ started asking questions more pointed than “What do you think is the problem with your critics? Are they racist, or just generally evil?”

    1. See comment above; as per modern monetary theory that stipulates that deficits do not matter, in politics [and most social constructs] facts do not matter; it is a matter a “truth” being what you want to believe.

      1. Right now is such a strange time for a MSM “sea change” on the question of how big the “gun show loophole” is, was what I’m driving at.

        For at least 2 decades, the Dems have been able to count on most of the media to simply parrot their talking point that anyone can simply walk into a Gun Show anywhere in the country and walk out with an arsenal of untraceable guns sufficient to arm the entire Sinaloa Cartel, if they happen to have enough cash on them that day. Why would they start now on rating that same implication as “mostly false” and finally correctly report that licenses dealers (who make up 95% or more of the vendors selling guns at most such events) have to do at least a NICS check regardless of where the sale happens? The WaPo didn’t quite get into the part where state laws only apply to private sellers if the buyer is also a resident of the same state, and that those laws vary widely but in all sates aren’t different for a sale at a Gun Show than they are for a sale at any other time/place.

  43. Got this from a friend this morning:

    Can you imagine the right-wing head explosion if Dems decided to play their game and:

    – made buying a gun only available on a shrinking number of days and not on Sundays

    – restricted the sales to a handful of locations that people had to drive hours to get to

    – made customers stand in line for hours

    -forced buyers to register weeks in advance to have a full background check

    – restricted sales only to people on a list that is constantly purged; any mistakes in purging would be up to the gun buyer to sort out

    – to top it off, anyone providing food or water to prospective buyers in line waiting for hours would be arrested.

    1. You, and your friend, are fucking idiots. I will tell you that you won’t find many takers for your virtue pandering around here.

    2. The left wing shit shows up and makes poor straw man arguments and false equivalencies. You’re bad at this.

      Voting is incredibly easy both to get registered and actually go vote. It’s not difficult at all. It doesn’t require much in the way in brain power which is why we have TDS shitheads who vote for lazy democrats who peddle socialism and other failed ideologies.

      But as usual the idiot left can’t understand basic things and so they make up shit like your post that compares voting to purchasing a product.

    3. So it’s the Black Liberation Movement now?

    4. You are a very confused person. Imagine your head exploding when the government mails out a gun to every adult registered to any address anywhere. Oh wait, this probably doesn’t fit your selective outrage.

  44. Yesterday, Black Lives Matter protesters stormed the Iowa State Capitol to try and “kill” legislative bills they opposed (their event was called “Kill the racist bills”).

    Is this an insurrection? In your essay, compare and contrast with at the US Capitol of January 6th. If more composition books are needed, please ask your proctor.

    1. DES MOINES, Iowa — Black Liberation Movement activists and the Iowa State Patrol clashed at the Capitol Thursday afternoon, resulting in a Norwalk high schooler being dragged to the ground and arrested on the first floor of the rotunda.

      According to the Des Moines Black Liberation Movement Collective (DSM BLM), community members gathered at the Iowa State Capitol to protest several bills.

      The protest was organized by Advocates for Social Justice, a group based in Cedar Rapids. They deemed several bills in the legislature to be “racist and dangerous.”

      DSM BLM reported around three dozen community members gathered inside the Capitol building on the first-floor rotunda to protest. The area is a public space, and videos posted on Twitter and Facebook show demonstrators were acting peacefully.

      We will not be intimidated by law enforcement or those seeking to destroy our movement. We will continue to uplift, support and fight for the liberation of ALL Black people. pic.twitter.com/0XL1aE1j4q

      — Des Moines Black Liberation Movement (@DesMoinesBLM) April 9, 2021
      Happening Now: BLM Protesters Gather At The Iowa State Capitol Building pic.twitter.com/5FLYmIJRON

      — J̵̟̦̲̞̭̱̀̈́͑̄̇̈́̚͝ustice (@The_Justice7) April 8, 2021
      One video posted by Cortez Rice, George Floyd’s nephew, shows the demonstrators move from outside the Capitol to inside.

      Demonstrators walked through the public entrance at the front of the Capitol, with troopers watching them as they moved their protest inside.

      Protestors yelled “Black lives matter” as they walked through the doors and metal detectors with their signs. Rice’s phone even goes through the metal detector during the live stream.

      Chants changed from “these racist cops have got to go” to “this is what democracy looks like.”

      Then, protestors laid on the ground for nine minutes and 29 seconds, which is how long Rice’s uncle was pinned to the ground before he died last May. Chants continued through this time.

      After the time was up, protesters got back up to continue through their protest, chanting “kill those bills.”

      Over an hour into Rice’s live stream is when the arrest of 18-year-old Josie Mulvihill happened. She appears on-camera asking troopers for their badge numbers as chants continued.

      Then, a commotion starts near Mulvihill and another unidentified protester. It’s not caught on Rice’s stream, but this is when Mulvihill allegedly assaulted the trooper, who DSM BLM identified as DJ Hernandez.

      The situation escalates quickly in the video, when the officer pulls out a set of handcuffs and brings Mulvihill down to the ground. Other protesters attempt to pull the trooper off of her as other troopers start pushing them away.

      Officers pulled her away from the rest of the group as protesters question the troopers why they’re arresting her.

      In Rice’s video, he called out Hernandez’s badge number and last name. Protesters crowded around the trooper vehicle where she was detained.

      Local 5 reached out to the Iowa State Patrol for comment. Here is their response:

      “Josephine Pearl Mulvihill, 18 years old was charged with assault on a peace officer from an incident at the State Capitol today. She was cited and released to parental supervision.

      The Complaint and Affidavit will be available once it has been filed with the court.”

      1. Over an hour into Rice’s live stream is when the arrest of 18-year-old Josie Mulvihill happened. She appears on-camera asking troopers for their badge numbers as chants continued.

        So, more likely that Ofc. Hernandez knew which way Rice was pointing the camera and decided to seize the opportunity to risk his career or more likely that Mulvihill knew which way the camera was pointing and decided to seize the opportunity to become internet/BLM famous?

        In Rice’s video, he called out Hernandez’s badge number and last name.

        Again, more likely that Hernandez, name and badge prominently visible took the seized the opportunity to introduce himself and then assault Mulvihill or more likely that Mulvihill took name and badge numbers so that what would otherwise be recognized as doxxing was legitimized?

        More chiefly/pointedly, did Ashli Babbitt manage to call out her executioner’s name first?

        1. No Ashli Babbitt dropped dead and we still don’t know his name.

  45. Wow, no word about Biden’s commission that’s ‘taking a look’ at expanding the Supreme Court.

    Guess it’s not that big of a deal after all. If they don’t get their way, just cheat harder!

  46. Who cares about guns. NO MORE MEAN TWEETS – that’s what matters!

  47. Biden is so full of it that even the left-wing media can’t ignore his lies.

  48. It varies by state if you can do a private sale without going through an FFL.

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