Campaign season is still in full swing, which means that all sorts of tall tales swirling around out there. Hillary Clinton’s, somehow, always seem to be the worst. Some are so egregious that even her media allies at the Washington Post call her out on it. On Tuesday, she received 3 Pinocchios for blaming Vermont’s gun laws on New York gun crime. This is absurd, of course, as New York’s draconian gun laws are at the biggest fault. Gun crimes happen because victims cannot protect themselves. Furthermore, her insinuation that Sanders is somehow to blame is ridiculous in that as a U.S. Senator, he has no say in Vermont state laws.
Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have joined forces in the Senate to block President Obama’s Operation Choke Point, which lumped ammunition sellers, both legal and illegal, into the same “high risk” category for banks. This was an attempt to severely limit or choke ammunitions sellers from having a profitable business by not allowing banks to form or continue relationships with such companies. The Senators have introduced legislation that would enact this block. A companion bill has already passed the house. This bill will not only help the economy by keeping job creators in business, but by freeing banks from restrictions that prevent them from helping growth.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed Permit-less Carry into law in Mississippi on Friday, despite an onslaught of attacks by Bloomberg backed organizations. The law will expand current permit-less carry options to include belt and shoulder holsters. State law only allowed for permit-less carry in bags prior to this new law. It expands the Castle doctrine to churches, and it prohibits state and local enforcement of federal executive orders or agency regulations not approved by Congress which conflict with the Constitution of the U.S. or Mississippi. Mississippi becomes the 9th state to recognize a law-abiding adult’s right to carry a concealed weapon without government permission.
Government entities in Texas that wrongly prevent handguns from coming onto their property in Tarrant County are the target of new crackdowns on gun laws. The Ft. Worth area county is under investigation for a portion of the 60 odd complaints that the Texas AG’s office has had come in since new carry legislation passed last year. Local governments have long broken the law by banning guns where they could not. However, new laws give citizens and state enforcement the teeth they need, and actually provide penalties for localities that break the law. Though our national politicians seem intent on taking guns away, Texas now has the ability to protect your right to carry anywhere…and they have the ability to punish those who would rob you of that right.
In Jacksonville, FL, this week, an armed robber entered a Metro PCS store, drew a gun, and attempted to hold up the store. A store employee rose to the occasion by retrieving a gun of their own and shooting the would-be robber. The robber ended up fleeing the scene, and no employee was harmed during the event. Police captured the suspect when he sought treatment in the emergency room. We’ll cover stories like this as often as we find them, which seems to be quite often, to show that without guns, we have victims. With guns, however, we have protection, and we can stop criminals cold in their tracks.