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FLASHBACK: The Swamp Gets the Trump Administration to Endorse Red Flag Laws

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The uproar from the Dayton and El Paso shootings has made the political class and media elites firmly believe that something must be done to address gun violence.

As a result, Republicans have desperately kowtowed to the media’s pressure and are now putting dangerous red flag gun confiscation legislation at the top of the agenda.

Although it may appear that red flag laws came out of nowhere, they have been a policy fixture in over a dozen states, predominately Democratically-controlled states.

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However, states like Florida opened up the floodgates when it decided to pass a red flag law of its own after the Parkland Massacre in 2018.

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Lost among this noise is also that the Trump administration took subtle action a few months after the Parkland massacre occurred.

On December 18, 2018, the Trump administration released a statement endorsing red flag legislation.

This was part of President Trump’s School Safety Commission (Commission) that was created after the shooting and was put under Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s watch.

In this report, it released various recommendations for addressing school safety and violence.

One of them included an endorsement of red flag gun confiscation orders.

According to the statement, the “Commission endorses Extreme Risk Protection Order laws, which give authorities a temporary way to keep those who threaten society from possessing or purchasing firearms.”

Fast forward to 2019, and now red flag legislation seems like is going to be a hotly-contested issue at the federal level.

Nevertheless, gun owners should be aware that red flag legislation has been on the presidential agenda for some time.

Gun owners may never know what the motive behind this previous statement was. One can speculate that elements within the Trump administration want to subvert his America First agenda by getting him involved in passing unconstitutional gun control schemes.

But now is not the time to merely speculate. Gun owners will have to stand up to Congress and make sure red flag legislation never makes it to Trump’s desk.

 

 

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Hispanic UFC Fighter Jorge Masvidal to Join Donald Trump Jr. in “Fighters Against Socialism” Bus Tour

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UFC Welterweight fighter Jorge Masvidal announced on September 29, 2020 that he would be joining Donald Trump Jr. for a day long “Fighters Against Socialism” that will take place in Florida on October 3.

ESPN MMA journalist Ariel Helwani provided more details on this development:

“Jorge Masvidal will join Donald Trump Jr. on a day long “Fighters Against Socialism” bus tour across Florida this Saturday. They will hold 3 rallies in Tampa, Orlando and Miami. Their final rally will be at the American Top Team gym where they expect numerous fighters to join.”

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The fighter himself commented on this news, declaring “The anti communism bus tour will be arriving at a city near you #supernecessary.”

 

Masvidal, whose parents are Cuban and Peruvian, has been an outspoken Trump supporter.

Unlike other sports leagues, the UFC has uniquely positioned itself by not adopting the woke antics of leagues such as the NFL and NBA.

Masvidal is a veteran of MMA promotions such as Strikeforce, Bellator, and the UFC. He is currently fighting under the UFC banner and holds a record of 35-14. According to MMA website Sherdog, he is currently ranked in 4th place . Similarly, he is ranked in 4th place according to the UFC’s rankings.

The Welterweight fighter currently owns the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, after he knocked out Ben Askren with a flying knee five seconds into the first round. Additionally, Masvidal won the “BMF” championship against Nate Diaz in 2019 after he battered Diaz and forced a technical knockout via doctor stoppage.

Masvidal fought current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on less than a week’s notice for the UFC Welterweight Championship at UFC 251, after he replaced the original challenger Gilbert Burns, who tested positive for the Wuhan virus. Before the fight took place, Masvidal signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC. Masvidal ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision.

Nevertheless, the card reportedly netted 1.3 million pay-per-view buys in America.

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