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Conservative Inc. Accepts Establishment Push for Gun Control

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On April 11, 2019, Turning Point USA Executive Director Charlie Kirk endorsed the federal government’s gun control status quo.

When trying to make the case for background checks for voting and illegal immigrants, Kirk said that he has “no problem with existing laws for background checks when it comes to firearms.”

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This demonstrates an interesting divide in the right wing movement.

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Some organizations like The National Association for Gun Rights and Gun Owners of America take a more hardline approach to gun rights. They see all gun control at the federal level, especially the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), as an infringement on the Second Amendment.

GOA founder Larry Pratt sees these types of infringements as part of a larger ploy to destroy the Second Amendment. In the case of the controversial bump stock ban, Pratt told the Christian Science Monitor that incremental forms of gun control are ways anti-gunners “can get momentum”.

Some researchers like John Lott have argued that crime rates were falling well before the implementation of the federal government’s background check system. In More Guns, Less Crime, Lott pointed out that decreasing crime rates started in 1991. The federal NICS system went into effect in 1998.

BLP has reported on growing tension between no compromise groups and establishment Republicans like Lindsey Graham who are trotting out their own gun control legislation like red flag laws.

Many of these groups see the potential for betrayal given that Florida, a state with firm Republican control of its legislature, ended up enacting red flag laws after the 2018 Parkland shooting.

In the past week, Texas Republican leadership shot down the idea of Constitutional Carry and embark on a coordinated media campaign against pro-gun organizations like Texas Gun Rights.

As the issue of gun control becomes more heated and the Left becomes even more openly anti-gun, conservatives and Republican elected officials will be placed under further scrutiny by no compromise gun groups.

At a time when there are open calls to repeal the Second Amendment, and when Establishment and even some “conservative” Republicans have accepted the leftist approach on gun control, many figures on the Right are moving to present a stronger defense against gun grabbers.

 

 

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Did Bernie Sanders Just Endorse a Neocon Regime Change Foreign Policy?

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Is Bernie Sanders the anti-war candidate that many non-interventionists are making him out to be?

Journalists Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey presented some interesting observations about Sanders’ foreign policy views.

Sanders criticized the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani in January and also stressed his opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

During the Iowa presidential debate, Sanders loudly boasted, “I not only voted against that war, I helped lead the effort against that war.”

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However, Sanders changed his tune when chatting with the New York Times.

The answers the Sanders campaign gave the Times showed its flexibility when it comes to foreign policy.

In other words, the Sanders campaign signaled to the military and intelligence apparatus that Sanders won’t present a threat to their interests and may actually carry out their interventionist agenda.

One question in the survey that the Times sent the Sanders campaign stuck out above the rest.

The third survey question asked, “Would you consider military force to pre-empt an Iranian or North Korean nuclear or missile test?”

The Sanders campaign responded, “Yes.”

Based on this response, Sanders’ is signaling that he’s willing to continue Bush-era policies of “preemptive war.”

Like Obama, Sanders’ opposition to the Iraq War was a matter of politics rather than a principled opposition to regime change wars.

His campaign was also asked, “Would you consider military force for a humanitarian intervention?”

Sanders responded, “Yes.”

Some of the wars that the U.S. carried out in the name of “human rights” have been the Bosnian war and the bombing of Serbia in the 1990s along with the aerial campaign against Libya in 2011 and the Civil War launched in Syria.

All in all, Sanders’ pro-peace/non-interventionist image is at best window dressing.

Under a Sanders presidency, the interventionist status quo will likely stay in place.

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