Bloomberg’s $50 million attack on 2nd Amendment

April 17, 2014

Anti-gun leftist, feds & even your doctor want your weapons

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not letting any grass grow under his resoled loafers now that he’s unemployed. Instead he‘s refocusing his efforts at restricting guns in America, and pledging at least $50 million to accomplish his goal.

Bloomberg, reputedly worth over $31 billion dollars —- ranking 10th on Forbes’ list of America’s Richest People —- has unsuccessfully tried in the past to wage a national campaign against guns. Now the Second Amendment restrictionist is launching a new gun control organization, ‘Everytown for Gun Safety,’ that he hopes can rival the mega status of the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Bloomberg’s bottom line is expansion of background checks to prevent increasing numbers of law-abiding citizens from owning guns. He’s working hand-in-glove with the Obama administration which is stealthily at work creating the infrastructure for a universal gun registry. In budget proposals known as “Program Increases” for the FBI, Attorney General Eric Holder says: “This program enhancement will double the capacity of the existing NICS —- National Instant Check System.  These expansions are vital in ensuring that the NICS system can support a Universal Background Check requirement, which is expected to double gross NICS transactions.” Gun Owners of America‘s alert continues here.

Everytown’s mission statement, claims the effort is “a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.”

Then comes the tirade:

Speaking of the NRA, Bloomberg bizarrely rants: “They say, ‘We don’t care. We’re going to go after you, If you don’t vote with us we’re going to go after your kids and your grandkids and your great-grandkids. And we’re never going to stop.’ We’ve got to make them afraid of us,” Bloomberg bellowed.

And if you think mature adult gun owners are safe from this lunacy, think again.

Health care attorney Marshall Kapp, director of the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law at Florida State University Medical School is of the opinion that doctors who treat older patients should routinely ask whether they have access to guns. He defends speaking with family members about confiscating weapons, saying “the physician’s right to engage in firearm-related inquiries could actually be characterized as a legally enforceable obligation.”

“If families are unwilling to cooperate, doctors may need to turn to the law for help,” Kapp said. “Failure to address firearm safety for seniors can be considered a form of neglect that should be reported to the Adult Protective Services agency since it arguably constitutes elder mistreatment.”

Kapp’s shocking report, “Geriatric Patients, Firearms, and Physicians,” was published September 2013 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Bill Montgomery’s REAL(ly) strange friends

March 21, 2014

Republican pretenders blow their cover

A group calling itself theReal Arizona Coalition,” claims it is inclusive, broad-based and represented by a respected and multicultural array of the state’s community, faith and business leadership organizations. These people, we’re advised, represent many thousands of other individuals throughout Arizona.

It’s a pitch that sounds more like a threat than a promise. Then comes, what the used car salesman at the shoddy downtown lot calls the “big closer.” The Real Arizona Coalition’s “Real Solution,” it turns out, is the “SANE Approach to Federal Immigration Reform.”

The first clue is the hackneyed old saw that our immigration system is broken. In fact the system isn’t broken at all.  What has collapsed is the will of the political establishment to push back against the vast illegal invasion of our country. The group has every trite response, including repeatedly telling us “we need federal immigration reform for a 21st century economy.”

Worse is the Real Arizona Coalition’s admission that its goal is for Arizona’s Congressional delegation to support the SANE federal immigration platform that advances such an economy. Its intent is “to move beyond issues focused only on enforcement and toward solutions that address the underlying problems with our current immigration system, while respecting the historic and ongoing contributions of immigrants. The ability to obtain citizenship must be addressed by Congress with discernment and fairness, and we have great hope that our elected officials and the American people can find and support a reasonable solution — even if it means engaging in compromise.”

Still blinking?  Go ahead and read that doozy of a goal again. It’s worth remembering as you wade through the rhetoric that the deceptive premise is to engineer congressional action to gift American citizenship to those who disrespect our laws, march through our cities making demands and issuing threats, refuse to assimilate and promote Reconquista or re-conquering the Southwestern U.S. for Mexico in our public schools. Omitted are the vast array of negative impacts on our citizens in terms of the devastation of jobs lost to illegal workers, the high costs of providing benefits and combating increased crime.

Although this list consists of the usual cast of left-wingers —- Democrats, lukewarm Republicans, ethnic advocacy groups. and organizations including the Democrat Party, there are a few surprises in the form of Republican establishment types who deceptively campaign as conservatives. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, whose job it is to enforce the law, is keeping mighty strange company these days. For him and the others of his ilk to engage in a process that suborns the interests of their constituents to those of the lobbyists and party elites whose favor they hope to curry is beyond disappointing. Also tucked in among the horde of liberals are RINOs Kirk Adams, gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith, and Lucy Mason who is currently running as a team with Vernon Parker for two vacancies on the Arizona Corporation Commission. They are all ready to sell their souls to the McCain wing of the party to advance their own political aspirations.

It’s no secret the Congressional Republicans the Coalition is diligently recruiting intend to pull a fast one on voters who oppose amnesty. The plan is to delay a vote on an amnesty bill until after the deadline passes for primary challenges across the country. That allows Republican lawmakers whose constituents adamantly oppose these provisions to wait until there are no primary challengers —- and then vote against the voters’ interest.

Don’t be conned. The “Real Arizona Coalition” stands exposed as REAL(ly) extreme Arizona liberals, regardless of which political tags they opt to use.


Senator tries to disarm 41 sheriffs at Okla. Capitol

March 17, 2014

Armed sheriffs given a choice: ‘Disarm or there’s the door.’  “So we all packed up and left.”

Just as they do every year, a contingent of elected county sheriffs gathered at Oklahoma’s state capitol in Tulsa for a meet and greet with lawmakers and to lobby on behalf of law enforcement issues. This time, however, they were met with a stunning request. The sheriffs were asked to check in their side arms after an unidentified state senator complained. So they left, according to Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert.

“Everybody in that building knew who we were,” Colbert told Tulsa’s Channel 8 News (watch video). All of the sheriffs were told to remove their weapons.

“One of the senators, who they wouldn’t tell us, complained because we were armed in the building,” he said.

The choice came down to removing their weapons or removing themselves. “So we all packed up and left,” Sheriff Colbert said.  “We’re the people who protect these people.” Although several senators later apologized to Colbert, the sheriff is still astonished by the incident.

“If the state troopers are satisfied that we’re OK in that building, I’m pretty sure that the legislators should have something else to worry about such as the economy or something.  Pretty sad day for me,” he said. In actuality, it’s a sad day for us all —- when those who are elected to enact laws so obviously have disdain for the Second Amendment of our U. S. Constitution. 

The situation in Oklahoma should alarm citizens across the United States. When armed officers can no longer assume they are beyond the reach of the liberal gun control agendawe are all vulnerable.

Last year in Washington State, a city council meeting on gun rights experienced a similar incident. After speaking for several minutes, a military veteran was interrupted and asked to disarm by a lone city councilman. After his request was voted down 2-4, the councilman stormed out of the room.

*H/T Alex Jones’ Infowars


Shooters of PPD officer, MCSO posse member ID’d

January 1, 2014

Roger Allen Sharp, 26, and David Lee Murray, 36, have been taken into custody in the New Year’s Eve shooting of a Phoenix police officer and a sheriff’s posse member. Four other suspects involved in the armed robbery leading to the shooting remain at large.

The lawmen, both unidentified, remain in critical condition.

According to reports, Sharp was booked on suspicion of two counts each of attempt to commit murder, armed robbery, burglary and prohibited possession of a firearm and one count each of unlawful flight and resisting arrest. Murray was arrested on two counts of suspicion of armed robbery.

The 34-year-old police officer has been with the Phoenix Police Department for seven years. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office posse member, 63, was shot assisting the officer.

KTVK Channel 3 has the complete report with video here.


Don’t mess with Texas: A model to copy

December 9, 2013

Obama administration unwilling to secure U.S. border; Texas acts

The state of Texas has effectively taken border control into its own hands, bringing illegal immigration, smuggling and human trafficking to a standstill in the Rio Grande River section of the U.S./Mexico border.

In this interview with Breitbart News, Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst told reporter Brandon Darby “The border issue is just about dollars and cents. This proves Texas can do the job the federal government has refused to do —- to invest in the border and shut it down from illegal activities that are hurting Texans and other Americans.”  Dewhurst added, “Texas will protect our own citizens and other Americans from the criminal gangs that are destabilizing our state and our nation.”

Acquaint yourself with Dewhurst’s efficient three-week operation with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), which he called “the tip of the spear.”

“For six or seven years, I’ve been calling on our congressional delegation in D.C., [telling them] we need to at least double, if not triple, the size of our Border Patrol,” said the Lt. Governor. “The federal government is not providing the resources. I’ve grown convinced over the last year that this administration has no intention of securing the border.”

“This is just unacceptable,” he said. “We have a problem and everyone knows it except for the Obama administration and people in high levels of Border Patrol.  Organized crime groups in Texas are contracting with Mexican cartels to be their enforcers. The cartels’ presence are in all of our major cities. Seven of the eight Mexican cartels operating in Texas are using our state as a staging area for their operations across the U.S.”

The fix is costly. Among its expenditures, Texas has purchased a high-altitude spotter plane that can see six miles into Mexico at night, six new DPS helicopters that can also see at night, and six armored gunboats to patrol the Rio Grande River.

As fellow border-state Arizonans know all too well, the rate of criminality is massive and the invasion’s accompanying component of uneducated and impoverished illegals has reached critical proportions — with the high costs of providing health care, education and the impact on our criminal justice system being passed on to citizen taxpayers. The U.S./Mexico border region stretches approximately 2,000 miles and includes the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

In November 2012 we wrote about the staggering unemployment rates in Yuma, Arizona (now even higher at 31.9% in 2013) and El Centro, California (25.2% in 2013) — both abutting the Mexican border. Both communities topped the nation’s highest unemployment list. U.S. counties that border Mexico have an average poverty rate that is twice as high as the national average. The figures shown here are four years old and in many areas, the poverty rates have substantially escalated since this report was issued.

Unless we want to live in Mexico Norte, Arizona would do well to pay attention to Texas.


Readying for amnesty DHS hires radical lawyers

December 8, 2013

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich has written a disturbing exposé regarding the radical Obama comrades brought on as new hires to oversee and manage immigration litigation as amnesty is front-burnered by the administration and its enthusiasts in the U.S. House and Senate.

We urge you to read “Department of Homeland Security Stacked With Pro-Amnesty Attorneys Ahead of Illegal Immigration Fight.”

Former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams writing for  PJ Media has also done a masterful job researching the pro-amnesty and pro-asylum backgrounds of the new hires. In a country where normalcy reigned, these people would be revealed as reprehensible infiltrators intending to bring harm to the United States and criminally charged.

Michelle Malkin has written extensively about Thomas Perez, radical assistant attorney general for Obama’s DOJ Civil Rights Division and now Obama’s Secretary of Labor. (Senate confirmation vote here.)

Arizonans will remember that it was Perez who spearheaded the lawsuit against our state over our immigration enforcement measures and launched a three-year DOJ witch-hunt against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The vengeful investigation against Arpaio, the nation’s most outspoken local law enforcement official against illegal alien crime, was dropped without charges* by the DOJ in August of 2012. Malkin wrote that Perez was leading similar witch-hunts against police departments across the country based on leftwing junk science theories about racial “disparate impacts.”

To get a flavor of why Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is so admired, read his strong response to Perez’ intending-to-intimidate press conference December 15, 2011.

As expected, senate shamnesty gangsters John McCain, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham & Co. have folded like lawn chairs on Obamamnesty. Keep your eyes on our AZ House members and any attempts to sign on to what is being referred to as “piecemeal legislation,” but is in fact incremental steps toward full-blown amnesty. Rewarding criminality and demands with the great gift of American citizenship should not be on any of their agendas.

*letter via AZ Republic


Knockout “games”: The underreported crime

December 6, 2013

Teen muggers brag, “It’s fun!”

After the shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin in March 2012, by a man the media immediately labeled a “white Hispanic,”  the President of the United States made a televised statement in which he personalized the victim, declaring, “if I had a son he would look like Trayvon.“

Barack Obama’s Justice Department and the FBI opened investigations into the death and a state grand jury was convened. In a glaring example of the racial underpinnings, the Sanford, Florida  Police Department “temporarily” replaced Bill Lee, the white chief, with a black appointee. Chief Lee, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, was later fired.

Speaking of Martin’s parents, Barack Obama said, “They are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”

Yet the brutal crimes known as “knockout games,” mostly perpetrated by bands of black youth against random white and Orthodox Jewish victims, receives stony silence from the White House.

The “games” are characterized by surprise attacks with violent facial punches delivered to strangers — ranging from young students to elderly women and others simply going about their business, often leaving them crumpled unconscious on the sidewalk. (Video under link accompanies disturbing report from International Business Times.) At least seven victims have died.

Despite these facts, Laurie Cumbo, recently elected to represent Crown Heights on the New York City Council, released a disturbing open letter, complete with negative stereotypes about the “knockout games” earlier this week. For her skewed view, read this Truth Revolt report,“Too Many Jews: NYC Politician ‘Explains’ Racial Roots of Knockout Game.”

WND has reported on the vicious acts, and Fox News has covered the horrific crimes, but the liberal MSM has suppressed the violence.

This video is from the O’Reilly Factor:


Guv candidate Christine Jones: DUI convictions, jail time, a “mistake”

October 23, 2013

Fork

It’s being reported that 2014 gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones, 45, is guilty of even more than being a registered Republican who funds the campaigns of Democrats and RINOs. Her claims of being a conservative were already short-circuited on that news.

Now we see that Christine Jones was twice convicted of DUI. TPM reports that records show she was pulled over in 2004. She was also twice convicted of DUI in 2006. She calls those incidents that landed her an overnight bunk in jail and cost her in fines — which she slickly conceals as “dues” — “regrettable mistakes.”

Was the “mistake” her ongoing habit of drinking to excess and getting behind the wheel or getting caught?

She was also ticketed on red-light-running charges in 2008 and 2009.  Jones’ repeated risky behavior shows a bizarre intent on causing a major accident — or worse.

On top of all of the above, the woman who wants to lead Arizona as governor actually thinks illegal aliens cross the Rio Grande to enter our state.

No wonder she changed her name in 2009.

Put a fork in Christine Jones.  She’s done.


State gambling director resigns to run for AG

October 4, 2013

State Department of Gambling director Mark Brnovich has resigned his post and filed his intention to run for Arizona Attorney General. The only problem is, we already have a Republican with an impressive bio ably leading the AG’s office — a conservative who has personally and successfully argued cases to the U.S. Supreme Court.

We do have one poser for Brnovich. Why is betting called gambling if the wagers are on sporting events, but when the state gets a cut of the action the activity suddenly morphs into “gaming?”

Brnovich was appointed to the gambling post several years ago by Gov. Jan Brewer and has ties to the rest of the McCain/Kyl/Flake Establishment cabal via his roots in the Libertarian pro-amnesty Goldwater Institute. The connection comes full circle since Jeff Flake was the Executive Director of Goldwater for seven years before opting for the rarified air along the Potomac.

Brnovich’s varied background also includes a stint as senior lobbyist for the Corrections Corporation of America, the mega operator of privatized prison facilities.  Gov. Brewer recently appointed him to a spot on the State Parks Board for a term that expires in 2019. Now as he concentrates his energies on his campaign, will he resign that post also?

We’ve sniffed out a hint of his campaign style. Brnovich is using the casual touch, filing his campaign with the Secretary of State as simply “Mark for AZ.”

With all of the illegal intrusions on state sovereignty, AZ voters cannot afford to gamble on a longtime political operative as its highest elected law enforcement officer.


Elected Sheriff Arpaio hindered in duties by appointed judge

October 3, 2013

Law enforcement authority constrained as illegal invasion OKed

U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow has unilaterally approved a plan to install an independent monitor inside the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to ensure the department is not “racial profiling.” Snow’s 58-page ruling can be read here.

Last May, Snow ruled that Arpaio’s office was engaging in racial profiling aimed at targeting and detaining Hispanics suspected of illegal entry into the United States. Snow was nominated to the federal bench by President George W. Bush.

For additional background on this ongoing attempt by the federal courts to constrain Sheriff Arpaio in the performance of the duties of his office, read our 2011 post, Federal judge ramps it up on Sheriff Arpaio.

As sheriff, Arpaio is the chief law enforcement officer for Maricopa County, overseeing a massive office. He is the longest serving sheriff since statehood, unprecedentedly elected by the citizens to six 4-year terms. Maricopa County ranks fourth among the nation’s counties with a population greater than 23 states. In land area alone, it is greater in size than seven states.  Arizona abuts the sieve-like Mexican border.

Judge Snow’s latest ruling irrationally orders the sheriff’s office to promote an internal policy “that unauthorized presence in the United States is not a crime and does not itself constitute reasonable suspicion or probable cause to believe that a person has committed or is committing any crime.” His words signal an unmistakable green light to our nation’s invaders — all of them.

Read Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s statement regarding Snow’s Melendres v. Arpaio ruling here.


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