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Mobs Yes, Guns No!
Remember the McCloskeys – the couple from St. Louis who defended their property at gunpoint from a horde of angry activists? Well, they’re facing felony charges, which could quickly result in the suppression of their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. But what about the angry mob of trespassers, you ask? Some might face as much as 90 days in jail and a $500 fine – if charges are even filed. How can it be that Americans could face stiffer penalties for defending their home – without having to resort to actual physical violence – than the violent mass of trespassing vandals who tore down a gate to march onto private property? Will the McCloskeys actually do time?
Liberty Nation’s Leesa K. Donner has the most likely answer:
“It is unlikely the McCloskeys will see any jail time. Governor Mike Parson has signaled that if they were convicted, he would pardon the couple. Still, this event should be an open and shut case of a citizen’s right to self- defense instead of a politically charged hot potato. Such as it is gun rights have become the third rail of American politics that even the Supreme Court fears touching. When you come down to the essence of this debacle, one can see that it is riven with opportunities for the miscarriage of justice.”
Politics, of course – what else?
What to Watch for
As the November election draws near, expect the left to only get louder in supporting Antifa and BLM – and denouncing anyone who, like the McCloskeys, dares defy them.
State Education at its Finest
A 12-year-old boy was recently suspended from school for possession of a firearm. A toy firearm, that is. Oh, and he didn’t take it to school – he didn’t even go to school. During a virtual class, the young student moved his clearly-not-a-real-gun Zombie Hunter toy from one side of his desk to the other. He didn’t brandish it toward the camera or threaten anyone. Still, the instructor saw the toy and called the police, who showed up without notifying the parents.
Then, despite the fact that the kid’s offense was simply that he had a toy gun in his room at home, the school suspended him. After being refused access to the recording of the virtual class, the parents did get to see the police body cam footage. The boy was eventually allowed to return to class – after his parents raised a news-worthy stink about the situation. But the damage was done; the poor kid was terrified when the police arrived.
Liberty Nation’s Sarah Cowgill summed up the situation well:
“Americans are struggling to embrace distance learning, and, granted, educators may be under stress to mind-control their students through the internet …
Heck, now, when the cops are called by a heavy-handed principal to issue arrest threats to a minor child, parents aren’t to be notified? The schools won’t release tapes, as they clearly seem to think a toy gun may be a gateway to a life of crime, and that they are better equipped than the rest of us mere mortals to make decisions.”
What to Watch for
Think this story is ridiculous? It’s a mere harbinger of things to come should the Democrats come out on top this election cycle. Biden boasts about his work on the previous assault weapons ban and makes it perfectly clear that once again hamstringing the Second Amendment would be one of his top priorities as president.
Washington Whispers & Other Juicy Tidbits
Be on the lookout for:
- legally acquiring a new handgun just got a little harder in North Carolina. An employee in the Wake County Sheriff’s Office has tested positive for COVID-19, a development that is expected to cause a disruption in responding to an unprecedented number of pistol permit applications. If only the state didn’t insist gun owners jump through such hoops, the Second Amendment right could be exercised freely and without infringement, as intended.
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