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NYCG Radio Episode #147 – 11/24/15 “Covered Up Terrorism”

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Published on: November 24, 2015

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There have been dozens of Muslim terror attacks in the USA in the last two years. Few, if any, are reported by the mainstream media. Obama and his ilk want them covered up so that their false narrative of keeping America safe can be extended. They want the population asleep so that they can bring in 100,000 invaders from terrorist hotbeds around the world. Looks like the wheels are coming off that train…


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MSNBC’s ‘No-Fly List Is Islamophobia’ Poster Boy Arrested in Turkey as Part of ISIS Cell

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Published on: November 24, 2015

A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media’s attacks against the U.S. government’s no-fly list for “unfairly” targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison — arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell.

It’s a long way from 2013 when Saadiq Long’s cause was being championed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Glenn Greenwald, and Mother Jones, and was being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) terror front.

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CNN: Parisians Shaken Because This Time It Wasn’t Just Jews Targeted, ‘This Was Just People’

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Published on: November 24, 2015


A CNN reporter says that what really has shaken the people of Paris in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 terror attacks is that this time those killed by Islamist terrorists weren’t just Jews or provocative cartoonists.

Talking to CNN host Don Lemon Monday night, reporter Martin Savidge tried to convey why the people of Paris view the Nov. 13 terror attacks differently than last January’s Islamist terror attacks in Paris that targeted French cartoonists and Jews in a kosher grocery store.

“I think what really has shaken the people of Paris, they’ve grown accustom to the idea that of course the city is a target,” Savidge said from on the ground in the city of lights. “But this particular assault, aside from the sheer numbers of people that were killed or wounded, it was the neighborhoods that were struck. It was the fact that this time no one was spared. It wasn’t that a person was picked out because of their faith. It wasn’t because a person was picked out because of their jobs such as Charlie Hebdo. This was just people — any kind of person. And that has really shaken the people of Paris. This time you could not explain it away as somebody else’s threat.”

Donald Trump to packed house in Knoxville: Guns could have prevented Paris attacks

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Published on: November 23, 2015

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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump spoke Monday night before a packed house at the Knoxville Convention Center in Tennessee.

Around 5,000 people were expected to attend the rally, which had to be delayed a few minutes because people were still filing in, despite the doors opening around an hour earlier than originally announced.

Trump’s early comments were against President Obama’s release of five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay last week and that Friday’s attacks in Paris could have been prevented if citizens had guns.

“If you had 25 people in there that had guns, it would have been a totally different story. It would have been the Shootout at the OK Corral, and there would have been death, but it could have been their death,” Trump said.

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You Can’t Trust Marco Rubio To Protect Your Guns

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Published on: November 23, 2015

Rubio Waterboy

Senator Marco Rubio is running for president but he doesn’t want you to know about his past views on guns.

Take a note at this research on him opposing lawful gun owning.

Rubio Favored Restrictions On Florida Gun Owners

In His 2000 State House Race, Rubio Supported Waiting Periods On Gun Purchases. “‘Background checks are necessary and the sale of guns at shows should be limited,’ Garcia said. ‘Furthermore, safety locks should be required. I am also against honoring the concealed weapons permits of other states in our state.’ Rubio supports ‘reasonable restrictions’ including background checks and waiting periods. ‘However, I believe we should spend more time focusing on why people, especially children, are committing acts of violence,’ he said.” (Ivette M. Yee, “House District 111 Voters To Choose Rep On Tuesday,” The Miami Herald, 1/20/00)

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Hillary Clinton Wins Cuomo Award from Brady Campaign

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Published on: November 23, 2015

What do you get when a Cuomo, a Clinton and the Brady Campaign get together to toast each other?

A lot of hollow rhetoric blaming America’s law abiding gun owners for the acts of criminals and madmen, and oh yes, an award for Hillary Clinton.

The Brady Campaign came up with a new award they named for a former anti-gun New York Governor, Mario Cuomo. The current anti-gun New York Governor, his son Andrew Cuomo, was on hand at an event in Manhattan to praise Clinton as the recipient of the inaugural “Mario Cuomo Visionary Award.”

The primary message of the event was clear: everyone wants more gun laws, and the only thing stopping their passage are cowardly politicians acting in concert with the NRA.

Heaping praise on Clinton for her “courage” in attacking the fundamental rights of Americans, Cuomo said “The gun issue is the best proxy of our time to judge the essence of an elected official,” adding, “and Hillary Clinton has shown again and again—and I‘ve worked with her for over 20 years—all her life, whether it be the radical right, or the forces against a woman’s right to choose, or big oil and gas, or the NRA, or the gun companies, Hillary Clinton will stand strong by her word her convictions and her principles.”

Cuomo is wrong on the basic issue, but he is right that “The gun issue is the best proxy of our time to judge the essence of an elected official.” And Hillary Clinton fails that test in spades. Pandering to fear in an effort to win restrictions on the freedoms protected by the Constitution is not a sign of character, but a clear indication of blind adherence to a gun control ideology.

After repeating a number of misrepresentations (for instance, Clinton called “gun violence” a “national emergency” when in reality violent crime is at a near all–time low) Clinton added pandering to her repertoire by using the recent terror attacks in Paris as an excuse to further restrict the rights of law-abiding Americans. Like so many other anti-gun activists, Clinton seems capable of adapting almost any tragedy as a reason to pass more gun laws, even tragedies that involve explosives and illegal arms in France.

In lauding Clinton, the younger Cuomo quoted his father, saying he believed that “the test of an elected official is determined by the question of their character.”

If this is so, Hillary Clinton largely comes up short. Polls have repeatedly shown that when asked for a word that describes Mrs. Clinton, the most common response has been “dishonest.” Clearly, the American people understand the nature of Hillary Clinton’s “character” and have found it wanting. It should also be noted that the Brady Campaign did not ignore the other New York icon of anti-gun extremism, specifically honoring Sen. Charles Schumer for his decades of work diligently pounding away at Second Amendment freedoms.

All in all, it was quite a night of anti-gun self-aggrandizement, but one that gun owners should not forget as the 2016 election heats up.

Brussels Pushes Gun Control in Wake of Paris Attacks

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Published on: November 23, 2015

On November 18, the European Commission expedited a plan to overhaul the European Union’s already restrictive gun control laws. The move comes in the immediate wake of November 13th’s terrorist shooting and bombing attacks that killed 129 in Paris, France. Just how the European Commission expects new restrictions on civilian firearm ownership to influence the behavior of suicidal violent extremists with access to explosives and military-grade ordnance, remains unclear.

Currently, the EU sets a minimum threshold of gun control that all member countries must enact. Countries are free to adopt further gun restrictions, and some do (i.e., United Kingdom).

At present, EU law (Directive 91/477/EEC) requires (amongst other restrictions) that member states:

  • Maintain a computerized data-filing system including “each firearm’s type, make, model, calibre and serial number, as well as the names and addresses of the supplier and the person acquiring or possessing the firearm,” and “ensure that all firearms may be linked to their owner at any moment.”
  • Disqualify individuals from firearm possession and acquisition based on set criteria, such as age and criminal history.
  • Only permit firearm possession and acquisition by “persons who have good cause.”
  • Require individuals to obtain government authorization before to acquire or possess any handgun, nearly all semi-automatic long-guns, and certain types of shotguns.
  • Require individuals to declare to government authorities their possession of bolt, pump, and lever-action firearms, single-shot rifles, and certain semi-automatics not subject to prior government authorization.
  • Ban automatic firearms, and expanding handgun ammunition (other than for purposes of hunting).

The European Commission’s new proposal would impose a number of new restrictions to the current regulatory framework.

Current EU law permits individuals to possess and acquire “[s]emi-automatic firearms for civilian use which resemble weapons with automatic mechanisms.” This, however, is subject to obtaining authorization from their government, which is in turn is subject to strict EU mandates on who may possess or acquire firearms.

The new legislation places these guns into the same category as automatic firearms, banning them for civilian use. As part of their justification for the ban, the preamble to the legislation contends, “[s]ome semi-automatic firearms can be easily converted to automatic firearms, thus posing a threat to security,” adding, “certain semi-automatic firearms may be very dangerous when their capacity regarding the number of rounds is high.” Given this odd categorization of firearms, the exact types of firearms that fall into this category are not entirely clear. The legislation also bans previously automatic firearms that have been converted to semi-automatic.

The proposal also severely curtails possession and acquisition of non-firing decommissioned firearms popular with collectors. Decommissioned firearms derived from automatic firearms are banned entirely.

The legislation also tightens how states may determine a person is eligible to own firearms. The proposal demands that member states “provide for standard medical tests for issuing or renewing authorisations.” Currently states are free to issue gun licenses for multiple years, without restriction as to the number of years a license is valid. The proposal would set a five-year limit on license validity.

The legislation increases recordkeeping burdens. Whereas current EU law requires that states maintain information on each firearm and its possessor in a computerized data-filing system for “not less than 20 years,” the proposal extends this “until the destruction of the firearm has been certified by the competent authorities.” Moreover, it would require member states to ensure that dealer records are also connected to this computerized data-filing system.

Further, under the proposal, individuals would be required to declare possession of “’alarm and signal weapons’… which are specifically designed and constructed for the purpose of raising alarm or sending signal” (think flare guns) to their government.

Directly citing the Paris attacks in an “Explanatory Memorandum” accompanying the European Commission’s proposed legislation, the authors contend that the terrorist attacks have “shown why we need” further regulation. The memorandum goes on to acknowledge that the EU’s current regulatory framework is “largely derived” from the United Nations Firearms Protocol.

The EU legislative process is often criticized as convoluted and suffering from what many term a “democratic deficit.” However, the broad outline is that the European Commission initiates legislation, which then must be approved by the European Parliament and the European Council.

There are certainly some in the United States that would prefer a system where passions inflamed by tragedy might be more easily converted into impulsive government action. However, at times like these freedom-loving Americans should further appreciate the more democratic and deliberative legislative process our constitutional system affords.

“F” Stands for Fail: Gun Turn-in Event Nets a Stack of Paper Pledges and Some Surplus Sporting Goods

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Published on: November 23, 2015


Recently, we reported on Hillary Clinton’s praise for local firearm “buyback” events and her view that forcing Americans to participate in them on a national level – ala Australia and Great Britain – is “worth considering.”

Voluntary gun buybacks are a classic case of gun control symbolism. Their advocates claim they are “taking guns off our streets,” although in many cases the guns collected are so ancient or decrepit as to be completely nonfunctional or nearly so. In other cases, the guns are not coming off “the street” but from law-abiding owners where such firearms pose no risk to public safety whatsoever.

Even an advisor to the Obama administration at the National Institute of Justice said such efforts “cannot be effective” unless “massive” in scope “and coupled with a ban” on the same sort of arms as are being collected. Voluntary buybacks, the advisor counseled, “are too small to have an impact” and involve guns that “are at a low risk of ever being used in a crime,” while replacements for the turned-in guns “are easily acquired.”

Voluntary turn-in events also usually require some incentive to stimulate participation. This typically takes the form of cash or gift cards, which of course can then immediately be used to finance the purchase of new guns.

Given all this, it was particularly ambitious for the Greensboro, NC, Police Department (GPD) to urge residents to turn in guns, while also signing a “pledge of non-violence” at an event the department conducted last Saturday. According to the Facebook post advertising the event, “Police employees will be accepting handguns, rifles, shotguns, and ammunition at the event. This is not a buy-back program. No cash will be given in exchange for weapons voluntarily surrendered to police.”

It was meant to be an event, “in which law enforcement and community members work together to solve problems.” The GPD noted that “there is no limit” to how many firearms would be accepted and that they would “not be returned.” The department also offered to pick up firearms from owners’ homes.

Police-community partnerships are a positive measure to increase public safety, but good intentions aren’t the same thing as a good (or effective) plan. A report by Time-Warner Cable News tried to put a positive spin on things by noting that “almost 1,000 people” responded to take the pledge, leading one to believe that 1,000 firearms had been turned in, but this was hardly the case. As evidenced by the footage accompanying the story, the gun turn-in apparently resulted in a single BB pistol and a single sheathed hunting knife being “taken off the streets.”

Crimes involving firearms in Greensboro have increased 68% from last year, according to the report. Fortunately, asking citizens to promise to be on good behavior and accepting the community’s surplus sporting goods are not the totality of the GPD’s stepped-up efforts to counter this alarming trend. The department’s Facebook page also cites the “creation of a Street Crimes Unit, and enhanced dispatch protocols to calls for service likely to escalate to violence.”

The signed pledges collected at the event will be displayed at GPD headquarters. That may be good PR for the department, but their effectiveness will be measured in the coming days and years by how many criminals are paraded before them on their way to facing justice.

Overwhelming 81 Percent of Current and Former Military have Unfavorable View of Clinton

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Published on: November 23, 2015


More bad news for Hillary Clinton. Coming off the heels of survey results that found the former Secretary of State trailing NRA in favorability, and multiple other polls finding her to be untrustworthy, Clinton posted a truly woeful performance in a poll targeting one of our country’s most respected classes, active and former military personnel.

A poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports from October 28-November 2 asked 1,473 military adults, “Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Hillary Clinton?” Of those surveyed, a mere 15 percent viewed Clinton favorably, while a whopping 81 percent viewed her unfavorably. Moreover, 69 percent have a “very unfavorable” opinion of Clinton. Contrarily, the military community has always made up a significant and indispensable portion of the NRA family.

While current and former service members could certainly find fault with Clinton for any number of reasons, Clinton’s positions on gun control are unlikely to help her cause. Her statements, and silence, on a pair of vital issues illustrate the severe disconnect between her and our servicemen and women.

A recent poll from Rasmussen found that 81 percent of active and retired service members favor allowing military personnel with concealed carry permits to exercise their Right-to-Carry at U.S. military installations. Only 15 percent opposed the policy. In the wake of the extremist attacks on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. this past July, NRA called for policy changes that would allow our military to defend themselves from violence here at home.

In contrast, Clinton has made clear she is an opponent of the Right-to-Carry. Last May, Clinton told a crowd gathered for the national conference of the National Council for Behavioral Health, “[w]e’re way out of balance. I think that we’ve got to reign in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime. And I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people.”

Recently Clinton’s campaign released her plans to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs, only weeks after claiming the problems regarding veteran healthcare plaguing the agency were not “as widespread as it has been made out to be.” We won’t comment on the veracity of those remarks, but notably absent from Clinton’s reforms are any plans to address the Department of Veterans Affairs’ unconscionable procedure for depriving VA beneficiaries of their Second Amendment rights.

Many times, the VA will appoint a fiduciary to handle a veteran’s VA benefits. Reasons for assigning a fiduciary could be as simple as convenience, or that the veteran has a little trouble managing their finances. The VA, in concert with the Department of Justice, interpret the assignment of a fiduciary to mean that the veteran has been “adjudicated as a mental defective.” The veteran’s name is supplied to FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) as prohibited from possessing firearms. This practice is a gross violation of these beneficiaries’ Second Amendment rights, their Fifth Amendment right to due process, and is a perversion of federal statute.

The current and former men and women of our armed forces have sacrificed much in order to defend all our rights, including Mrs. Clinton’s. She would do well to better respect theirs if she hopes to reverse these downright humiliating numbers.

Bloomturd’s Lackeys Tweet Solace to Unarmed Victims of Paris Attacks … Some of Them, Anyway

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Published on: November 23, 2015

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On Friday, Nov. 13, Islamic terrorists carried out a series of coordinated attacks in Paris, France, that left (at last count) 129 people dead. Their weapons included explosive suicide vests and Kalashnikov rifles. These weapons – as well as murder, false imprisonment, kidnapping, trespass, smuggling, terrorism, and virtually every other discrete act that led to the bloodshed – are banned in Paris, as they are throughout Western Europe.

Nevertheless, as is mandated by their playbook, Everytown for Gun Safety, Shannon Watts, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America– operatives for billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s gun control apparatus – shifted swiftly into exploitation mode.

Even as Americans were still learning of the horror befalling our allies in Paris, Bloomberg’s lackeys were issuing a series of Tweets characterizing the episode as yet another act of “gun violence.” Against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, one stated, “We are united in mourning all lives lost to gun violence.” Another admonished, “States with weak gun laws export guns to states with strong gun laws. It’s true the world over.”

Most people recognize these atrocities for what they are: the acts of depraved individuals who must be resisted and neutralized with superior force. You don’t get very far trying to “regulate” savages who blow up infants with suicide vests or who crucify children in front of their parents for refusing to comply with their demands.

To Bloomberg and his likeminded activists, however, this is a gun control problem. The solution to these acts of stunning brutality is to stem the availability of firearms to law-abiding people, hoping that in time the supply will dwindle to the point at which the bad guys, and not just their victims, have more difficulty getting their hands on a gun.

That strategy is not only hopeless and illogical, it is inhumane.

It’s a strategy that guarantees acts like the one that occurred last Friday in Paris will be perpetrated against defenseless victims for the foreseeable future.

It’s a strategy that assumes firearms can only be used to perpetrate evil, not resist it.

It’s a strategy that elevates a counterfactual desire for a Utopian future above the all-too-real need that people have in the present to defend their lives, their families, and their communities.

It’s a strategy that says you don’t deserve a fighting chance when the worst case scenario becomes your worst waking nightmare.

It’s a strategy, frankly, that could only be hatched by cloistered billionaires and operatives living in guarded enclaves where police or private security stand at the ready to protect those who demand safety free from responsibility.

In short, it’s a strategy that’s great for political grandstanding on Twitter and other social media, but not for keeping Americans safe.

Senate Committee Advances Sportsmen’s Act on Bipartisan Vote

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Published on: November 23, 2015

On Thursday, S. 556, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, passed out of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources without amendment. The bill contains numerous NRA-backed measures to ensure federal lands are accessible by and preserved for the use of hunters, anglers, and recreational shooters.

A foundational principle of the bill is that it codifies the “open unless closed” policy of the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service in Federal statute. This means that hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting are presumptively allowed on such lands unless the managing authority goes through a specified process to prohibit such uses. In other words, the burden is on the managing authority to demonstrate why these uses are not appropriate before closing any lands.

The bill also ensures that closures of public lands will be subject to public notice and comment. This provides greater transparency and the opportunity for users of the land to weigh-in on such proposals. Closures could not be justified merely on the basis that surrounding lands under the jurisdiction of other authorities provide an alternative venue for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting.

Importantly, the bill provides additional funding to open or improve access to Federal public lands for hunting, fishing and other recreational activities. Monies for this purpose will be provided by a 1.5% earmark of the total amount appropriated by Congress under the Land and Water Conservation Fund or $10 million, whichever is greater. This provision was an initiative spearheaded by your NRA, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

The NRA thanks Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) for her leadership in helping this vote come to pass. The bill now moves to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, where we urge further favorable consideration.

Also on the move is H.R. 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015. Last month, an amended version of that bill, which would also enhance access to federal lands by hunters, anglers, and recreational shooters, was reported out of the House Natural Resources Committee.

Preserving opportunities for lawful hunting and sport shooting remains one of NRA’s highest callings, and these bills represent substantial steps forward in that effort.

Anti-gun Politicians, Media Exploit Paris Attacks in “Terrorist Gap” Rehash

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Published on: November 23, 2015

The Paris terrorist attacks were not easily pinned on America’s supposedly lax gun laws or the NRA, but that didn’t stop exploitative assaults on America’s law-abiding gun owners and those who support them.

While some media sources did ruefully acknowledge that Paris already has highly restrictive gun control and that the firearms used in the attacks were obtained illegally, attention soon focused on supposed loopholes in American laws that critics claim make the U.S. a virtual arms bazaar for terrorists. One tabloid went so far as to characterize NRA’s Second Amendment advocacy as a “sick jihad.”

They’ve been saying essentially the same thing for over 10 years, even as “heavily-armed” America continues to enjoy a period of historic peace and calm.

The truth is that NRA, like all patriotic Americans, wants to protect the country from terrorists and violent criminals, not facilitate their acts. In protecting America, however, we will not throw away the values and freedoms that separate us from the medieval mindset of the Paris attackers, people whose hatred for Western Civilization is driven by its refusal to accept their twisted worldview.

The claim driving these media assaults on the NRA is that “terrorists,” or at least “terror suspects,” are legally able to purchase firearms in the U.S. because inclusion on the government’s so-called Terrorist Watchlist is not an automatic disqualifier under federal law.

Yet the basis for this claim is a highly-subjective, highly-secret government list that a number of the very same papers have reported on as being inaccurate, over-inclusive, and ignoring civil rights. Indeed, even the Huffington Post – rarely one to take NRA’s side in an argument – last year warned its readers of “7 Ways You (Yes You) Could End Up On A Terrorist Watch List.” The list, which has reportedly ballooned to a million names, and has included the likes of former South African President Nelson Mandela, Sen. Ted Kennedy and even a two-year-old child, is rife with errors.

We have discussed again and again the serious problems and constitutional violations inherent in denying people their Second Amendment rights based on inclusion in Terrorist Watchlist. Those who are on the list are not even supposed to know, and if they become aware of (or come to suspect) their listing, they have very little recourse to challenge it.

Even assuming (contrary to available evidence) that the Watchlist is administered flawlessly, it’s still a list of people who are only “dangerous” enough to be watched but not arrested, prosecuted, detained, deported, or any of the other things the government does (up to and including summary execution) to imminently dangerous terrorists.

In fact, to the degree it involves foreign nationals (and it overwhelmingly does), the only ones who could legally buy a firearm would be those who had been lawfully admitted to the country as immigrants. If a foreign national is so dangerous as to be on a list of “terror suspects,” why would the government tolerate his or her presence in the country at all, much less invite the person to live in the country?

But again, putting all that aside, is it really true that the government is helpless when any of these individuals attempts to buy a gun? Far from it, actually.

In testimony to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, an FBI official detailed what happens when a person on this list is flagged by the mandatory background check that federally licensed firearms dealers (FFLS) have to run on their customers. The official emphasized, “Our Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs) are engaged every day, across the country, in following up leads, monitoring intelligence, and otherwise pursuing information about suspected terrorists who may be trying to obtain the means by which they or their associates can do harm to this country and its citizens.” These means, of course, are not limited to firearms.

In brief, the official explained that a NICS check for a firearm purchase includes a query of information from the so-called “KST File” (for “known or suspected terrorist”). If a possible match is detected and confirmed, the sale is placed in “delayed” status, and the matter is transferred to the FBI’s NICS Command Center.

The Command Center will carefully scrutinize the individual’s record for any possible legal basis of denial. Even if no such basis is found, the case will continue to be delayed for further research, with the Command Center contacting the FFL to obtain further information about the individual. The case is also referred to the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center.

If further research substantiates the match, the case is referred to the government’s Counterterrorism Watch Unit, where a case agent conducts additional follow-up with the FBI’s Counter Terrorism Division. That division immediately determines whether the FBI has an active investigation already ongoing into the individual. If not, one is opened, with notifications made as appropriate to other law enforcement agencies.

In summary, the FBI official testified:

Regardless of whether the transaction is given the green light to proceed or is denied, the encounter is noted at the time and its import is assessed in the same manner as all newly discovered pieces of intelligence about the subject of the investigation. … What the attempt to buy a firearm means in a counterterrorism investigation, and as a result the subsequent actions it warrants, necessarily must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Of course, just because and individual is allowed to purchase a legal item doesn’t mean that person is thereafter beyond the reach of law enforcement. If authorities knew, for example, that a person were buying fertilizer to make a bomb, they obviously wouldn’t sit on their hands simply because the fertilizer purchase was legal.

The same would obviously be true of the otherwise-lawful purchase of a firearm by a person who officials had evidence intended to use it to commit a terrorist act. In this regard, current law, coupled with the FBI’s procedure, could actually produce useful and actionable anti-terrorism intelligence.

On the other hand, prohibiting every purchase by a watchlisted individual gives real terrorists under investigation or surveillance an easy way to determine whether their acts have drawn the government’s suspicion. All they would have to do is go to a gun shop and attempt to buy a gun. If they were denied and knew they had no other basis of denial, they would know the denial was watchlist related.

In the end, it’s not surprising that elites who don’t want anybody to have guns under any circumstances would gin up fears about terrorism to make it harder for some to obtain firearms. In contrast, NRA has always stood for the right of law-abiding Americans to protect themselves from any unlawful threat. We will never abandon that value, nor will we yield our uniquely American freedoms to the demands of terrorists or any other enemies of liberty.

Brazil Set to Recognize Individual Gun Rights (restoring Lost Rights!)

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Brazil’s congress is set to vote on legislation that would eliminate many of its restrictive gun laws and recognize the right for individuals to own guns for self-protection.

“Brazil is an extremely violent country and the state has failed to resolve this problem,” Laudivio Carvalho of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, who wrote the legislation, told Time.

“The population needs the right to defend themselves, their family, and their property as they are the ones being attacked. Ninety percent of assaults are being carried out with illegal weapons.”

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Al Sharpton gives himself 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama

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Published on: November 23, 2015


It pays to have friends in high places.

Al Sharpton gave himself a 71 percent raise last year after his National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations — as the controversial cleric’s association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy.

De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner.

Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five of his Cabinet members.

The Harlem-based nonprofit collected $2 million more in 2014 than the year before, according to the latest financial records available.

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Limbaugh: Trump Rises After Paris Attack, Drive-Bys and Beltway Establishment Stunned

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Published on: November 19, 2015

“Trump’s gains show him once again confounding Beltway wisdom, where the widespread view was that such a grave event would lead voters to look toward White House candidates who are purportedly more mature and sophisticated than the erstwhile star of ‘The Apprentice.'” That’s how The Hill leads their story. That is a perfect case of projection. The Hill put their own opinion in your voice. They assume that you would think and react exactly as they have. And who are they? They are the Drive-By Media, inside-the-Beltway Washington establishment. “Trump’s gains show him once again confounding Beltway wisdom –” i.e., us “– where the widespread view was that such a grave event would lead voters to look toward candidates more mature and sophisticated.”

So they’re admitting that they and everybody else inside the Beltway thought that you would look at this kind of an event and say, “Oh, my God, we gotta get rid of this Trump guy. He’s nowhere near serious. He’s nowhere near qualified to deal with it.” When the truth is a majority of people in the polling sample think Trump’s the only guy willing to deal with it. That’s the size of the disconnect here. As I say, this is not the most important aspect of this at all, but it is a teachable moment because it illustrates just how out of touch the mainstream media and the Washington establishment are in terms of you and the American public and what you think and how you think. They’re clueless.

They also have this tendency to foist and project their opinion on you. They think Trump’s not up to snuff. They think this is going to show that Trump’s not qualified. They’ve always thought that. And they think at some point something like this is gonna come along and convince you, because, see, they get it and you don’t. You’re dunderheads. You’re behind the curve. They are ahead of the curve, and they’re just waiting for you to finally figure out what Trump is, that they already know, and that is essentially they think he’s a fraud and a pretender and not real.

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