Kamala Harris -- doing the work…
Addressing all her sisters and brothers with her characteristic cackle, Vice President and national embarrassment Kamala Harris spoke before the National Urban League Annual Conference.
I find it ironic that the Vice President notes, “Black People are 13% of America’s population, and I think it is 62% of homicide victims to gun violence.”
[OCS: Never once does Harris question why there is a “disparate impact,” a term favored by the progressive communist democrats, between Black criminality and their representative percentage in the population. Never once does Harris mention that most of these homicides are associated with Black-on-Black crime. Nor does Harris say that most police-involved shootings involve resisting arrest, a direct assault on a police officer, or a fleeing criminal likely to harm community members.
How loud would Harris scream if anyone suggested that you disarm Black citizens between the ages of 8 and 30 living in the inner cities to achieve meaningful crime control? Forget the Second Amendment; the progressive communist democrats do not believe in the U.S. Constitution unless it can be manipulated to serve their agenda. They would much rather bleat about gun control and disarming law-abiding citizens than speak about crime control. Please ignore the fact that they would create a larger victim pool for criminals, crazies and terrorists.]
“And we know it is something we need to address. When I look at the failure of the United States Congress to have the courage to act, I think it is a call for all of us to demand action and demand that they have courage. When I think particularly about the issue assault weapons, you know, assault weapons, most things, whether it’s the table that you’re eating on right now the plate, you’re using the fork. Most things have an intentional design. In terms of the things that we use assault weapons were designed to kill a lot of human beings quickly. There is no reason that we have weapons of war on the streets of America.
[OCS: Ignore the “weapons of war” reference – most crimes are committed with handguns, not assault rifles. And, as for responding to a well-armed gang or mob, there is a case for fast-cycling, high-capacity weapons.]
So when I think about what we need to do to address mayor and what ultimately does so often fall on the shoulders of our mayors to address on a community level, we need to take action at the federal level in terms of passing smart gun safety laws, we need to to get rid of and repeal this liability shield for gun manufacturers. Why should they be immune from litigation? Doesn’t mean that a court will necessarily decide anything. But the people, if we believe in systems of justice, should have a right to bring those cases where there is merit.
[OCS: We have substantive and practical laws on the books. However, these laws are not often fully enforced by progressive communist democrat prosecutors who ignore previous gun-related criminality and plea bargain away gun charges in return for a guaranteed conviction that will add to their performance statistics and case clearance totals.
This is the United States, and we do not hold tool manufacturers criminally or civilly liable for the ill-intent of their tool users. Litigation? The progressive communist democrats believe "the process is the punishment" and will use the law to bankrupt their opponents and drive them away. Justice? The progressive communist democrats do not believe in justice – they equate criminals with victims in our systemically racist society – with little self-awareness that they control the system.
- The man who allegedly tried to stab Republican candidate for New York governor Lee Zeldin with a bladed weapon during a campaign stop on Thursday was released from jail within hours of his arrest on a felony charge — just as Zeldin had predicted. David Jakubonis, 43, from Fairport, New York, was arraigned overnight in Perinton Town Court on a count of second-degree attempted assault stemming from the attack on Rep. Zeldin but was quickly released on his own recognizance. <Source>
- Shocker! Two fentanyl traffickers who were released from jail on their own recognizance less than 24 hours after being arrested with 150,000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop in California last month were both no shows for their court date yesterday. <Source>
- Progressive communist democrat Associate Justice Elena Kagan warns that Supreme Court legitimacy at risk if it strays too far from public sentiment.
Here we have Justice Kagan totally ignoring that the role of a Supreme Court Justice is to interpret the U.S. Constitution, not the wishes of a majority mob. <Source>]
We need to have background checks. Think about it. It’s just reasonable to believe that before you can buy something that can kill another human being, we may want to know a couple of things about your background like that. You are a danger to yourself or other people around you. So we need reasonable gun safety laws and I believe that it is something that we all know will address the issue in part.
[OCS: Background checks to weed out ineligible gun purchasers are a joke. Most criminals, crazies, and terrorists do not fill-out paperwork to acquire weapons, and when they do they lie like drug addict Hunter Biden who lied on his background check form. The progressive communist democrats bleat about “reasonable” gun safety laws yet seem unable to explain what those reasonable laws might be and why they are reasonable and necessary – or differ in effect from effective laws which remain unenforced.
Consider that law enforcement officials visited the home of an innocent citizen who committed no crime nor was suspected of a crime to verify the serial numbers on two recent gun purchases. This is the result of registration lists. And there is nothing in the Constitution or law that authorizes this behavior unless you hold a federal firearms license.
Warrantless ATF agents showed up on the front porch of a Delaware man’s home, demanding to see his firearms. The agents claimed they were investigating “straw purchases” and that the man had been flagged in their system after making a “large firearm purchase” of a whopping two guns.
The Delaware man, who has not shared his name, posted a video of the interaction with ATF agents and a member of the Delaware State Police online. The footage was captured from his family home’s Ring doorbell and shows one ATF agent and a Delaware state cop standing on his front porch, while another ATF agent takes up a position in the yard.
In the video of the warrantless ATF inspection posted online, the agent at the door tells the man that he’s “verifying” that he still has the firearms he recently purchased, seeming to state to because the man purchased two firearms at once, the government believes he’s done something wrong, though obviously not illegal.
“The idea is that when you purchase more than two guns at a time it generates a multiple sales report and it comes to us and we have to check them out,” the ATF agent on the front porch explained. “That’s all that is. You did nothing wrong, absolutely zero,” he admitted, while still demanding the see the firearms.
Ultimately, the man obliged the ATF and Delaware state cop, going back into his home to retrieve his firearms from his gun safe. When he did so, the cops were caught on the Ring doorbell admitting that they “don’t blame him” for his skepticism of their warrantless door knock. <Source>]
But there are a lot of other pressing issues that are associated with that issue that also need to be addressed in terms of what it causes, in terms of the mental health impact, the trauma on communities. What we know when I look at the mothers of homicide victims, that when I was DA I would meet with every other Thursday evening, no other prosecutor had met with them and I would meet with those mothers mostly and fathers who had lost mostly their sons. And the trauma that it caused on those families and by extension the communities, we need to address that as well. So there are a lot of things that are directly connected with gun violence that we need to be smarter about. Not to mention all of the other contributing factors that we could go into in more detail about economic opportunities or lack thereof in communities.
[OCS: California, run by progressive communist democrats like Harris, has a horrific record of ignoring victims and coddling criminals.]
Reasonable or California Craziness?
New California gun control law mimics Texas abortion measure
California punched back Friday against two recent landmark US Supreme Court decisions as Governor Gavin Newsom signed a controversial, first-in-the-nation gun control law patterned after a Texas anti-abortion law and urged other states to follow suit.
“It’s time to put them on the defense. You cannot sell, you cannot manufacture, you cannot transfer these illegal weapons of war and mass destruction in the state of California. And if you do, there are 40 million people that can collect $10,000 from you, and attorney fees, for engaging in that illegal activity.”
Lawmakers patterned the bill, at Newsom’s request, after a Texas law allowing citizens to sue anyone who provides or assists in providing an abortion. The US Supreme Court gave preliminary approval to the Texas law, but California’s law will automatically be invalidated if the Texas law is eventually ruled unconstitutional. <Source>
If Kamala Harris sounds coherent, it is because she is using a teleprompter and not winging it.
The progressive communist democrats want to disarm law-abiding citizens and make them vulnerable to their shock troops like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other Black militias like the racist, anti-America Nation of Islam.
We are so screwed if we surrender our rights without a fight at the ballot box in 2022.