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DEVELOPING: Alleged West Texas Shooter Illegally Purchased Illegally Manufactured Firearm

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According to the Wall Street Journal, law enforcement have identified a man that they suspect illegally manufactured and sold the rifle that was used in Saturday’s massacre in West Texas.

Authorities have been investigating the man hailing from Lubbock, Texas. His identity hasn’t been released and authorities were trying to question him late Wednesday at his residence.

The ATF has been trying to find out how Seth Aaron Ator, the gunman, was able to buy the AR-15 style-rifle that he used to kill seven people and wound 22 people before police shot and killed him.

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The 36-year-old assailant was already prohibited by federal law from owning a firearm because a court previously found him to be mentally unstable according to law enforcement reports. In January 2014, he tried to buy a gun but failed to do so because the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) caught the mental health court order and barred the purchase, according to official reports.

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The suspicion is that the Lubbock man sold Ator the gun through a private sale. In doing so, Ator was able to purchase a gun without going through a criminal background check.

It remains to be seen whether the man was aware that Ator was a prohibited person when he sold him the rifle. If the gun dealer did know that Ator was banned from buying guns, he could be guilty of committing a federal crime. Additionally, they are looking into seeing if the man was illegally selling guns.

All in all, no form of gun control would have stopped Ator from getting a firearm, who already demonstrated he was hell-bent on finding a way to acquire a gun to commit his atrocity.

Midterms 2022

Ohio Republican Rob Portman Announces that He Won’t Be Seeking Re-Election

America first nationalists must capitalize on this opening in the senate.

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On January 25, 2021, Ohio Senator Rob Portman announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2022. The 2022 election cycle will be a critical mid-term cycle which will determine what course the Republican Party will take in the wake of Trump’s defeat.

According to a report at The Epoch Times, Portman cited “partisan gridlock in Congress and political polarization” as his main reasons for leaving the Senate. 

“I feel fortunate to have been entrusted by the people of Ohio to represent them in the U.S. Senate. Today, I am announcing that I have made a decision not to run again in 2022,” Portman said in a statement.

The Republican senator continued, “I don’t think any Senate office has been more successful in getting things done, but honestly, it has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive policy, and that has contributed to my decision.”

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In Portman’s view, the United States has become “increasingly polarized where members of both parties are being pushed further to the right and further to the left, and that means too few people who are actively looking to find common ground.” Portman also contended that “This is not a new phenomenon, of course, but a problem that has gotten worse over the past few decades.” He concluded by stating that  “This is a tough time to be in public service.”

Portman accompanies his colleagues Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey and North Carolina Senator Richard Burr in retiring from office. Portman’s presence won’t be missed. He voted for the Iraq War and even betrayed President Trump by voting against his national emergency declaration at the border. To add insult to injury, Portman has routinely talked smack about President Trump behind his back. 

2022 is shaping up to be an interesting year for Republicans with numerous seats in play. With regards to open seats, there will be unique opportunities for America First nationalists to shine in. Ohio is ground zero for the emerging populist realignment taking place in America. Once a state that could go either way during a given election cycle, Ohio is now a safe Republican state. 

America First nationalists should milk this opening for what it’s worth and place a staunch nationalist to run for the open GOP seat in 2022. This will be the first midterm where populists can begin purging the party of neocons and other establishment types.

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