Good Tuesday morning.
Here’s what is on the president’s agenda today:
- The president meets with Republican members of the Senate on renewable fuel standards
- President Trump receives the Boy Scouts of America Report to the Nation
- The president meets with Republican members of the House of Representatives about trade
- President Trump makes an announcement regarding additional leadership in the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Fun bonus item: California students turn violent during anti-gun rally
What is to be done?
Now that the gun control issue is back on the political table, what can we expect from our congressmen moving forward? I have long maintained that the gun control posse is not serious about stopping mass shootings or gun violence because they come to discussions with an anti-gun wish list animated strictly by gun control, rather than actual measures that would fortify our current system designed to keep bad people from getting firearms.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System is one place that could use some attention. CNN laments the NICS system doesn’t mean universal background checks. Instituting universal background checks would get rid of private gun sales, which John Lott estimates are less than 10 percent of all gun sales. So why we would we waste our time with this? Because guns.
What Schumer wants is to make it so anyone who buys a gun goes through a background check. Currently, NICS checks are only done for sales at federally licensed dealers. Schumer and other Democrats want to expand that to include sales at gun shows, over the Internet and other private sales.
Not only does this have nothing to do with the Florida school shooting, but it is a lie. Guns purchased on the internet and at gun shows require background checks. This is a fact. Private individuals do not have to go through the NICS system, but gun dealers at guns shows and those selling on the internet absolutely require background checks and this is how most firearms are sold at these venues. And by the way, the gun criminals in Chicago don’t go through the NICS system and nothing Schumer does will change that.
But what’s the point of forcing people to go through a background check if the NICS system is broken?
“Democrats believe that, at a minimum, the Congressional response to the Parkland shooting should include universal background check legislation that would close the gun show and Internet sales loopholes that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands,” Schumer said in a statement.
So the Democrats are not satisfied with the “limited” scope of the Fix NICS proposal. By the way, the broken NICS system allowed the Texas church shooter to buy weapons even though he was disqualified from owning a firearm.
Here’s another piece, this time from Politico, lying about background checks.
But that proposal has been rejected twice by the Senate in the past five years, despite public support for instituting background checks on Internet and gun show sales. And the chief GOP sponsor of the Fix NICS bill rejected Schumer’s plea to go much bigger than improving the existing background check system.
The public supports something that is already in place. As I said above, the anti-gun Democrats are not interested in making meaningful change, only in grandstanding.
Delta, Delta, Delta
Delta Airlines and other businesses severed their relationship with the NRA last week following pressure from the anti-Second Amendment industry. Here’s a news flash to Delta from the state of Georgia: that tactic goes both ways.
The state House had approved a tax break that could provide a $40 million benefit to the airline, but members of the Senate vowed to fight the deal after Delta dropped its discounted fares Saturday for members of the NRA.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Republican, vowed Monday to kill any tax break for Delta, which is headquartered in Atlanta, unless the airline revived its discount program.
“Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back,” Cagle said.
I applaud Delta for standing true to its anti-gun moral conscience to the tune of $40m. *slow clap*
Broward Coward law enforcement clown show
According to reports, emergency medical services were kept away from the scene of the Florida school mass murder.
One Florida official told Fox News that it was specifically the embattled Broward County Sheriff’s office that told the Emergency Medical Service they could not enter the school.
“What’s going to come out is, in the communications on several circumstances, there was the request to enter,” the official said, “the request was denied from Broward County.”
“When you have a police agency saying we don’t want you going in, that’s a problem,” said a different Florida official. “The training since Columbine has been [that] first responders, police go in immediately with paramedics.”
The Broward Cowards responded by saying there is currently an investigation looking into the events surrounding the shooting.
Your daily WTF:
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And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!