Connect with us

News

Fort Worth Mayor Demands Gun Control

Published

on

Texas Scorecard reports that Forth Worth Mayor Betsy Price is joining other mayors and local officials in Texas in calling for stricter gun control legislation.

Price wrote, “I join Mayor of El Paso – Dee Margo, alongside more than 200 other U.S. Mayors, in calling for the Senate to vote on two pieces of legislation that would strengthen background checks and close serious loopholes for gun sales.”

On Price’s Facebook page, she posted a letter that the United States Conference of Mayors sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. This letter urged them to pass two gun control bills in the House which would “greatly strengthen the background check system.”

Trending: TELEMUNDO POLL: 66 Percent of Spanish-Speaking Viewers Believe Trump Defeated Biden in Presidential Debate

As much as elected officials want to save people from gun violence, research shows that gun control is not effective in reducing gun violence. John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center argues that background checks are not effective in curbing gun violence. Last year, Lott wrote an op-ed for The New York Times arguing that the current “background check system confuses the names of law-abiding individuals with those of criminals, resulting in thousands of ‘false positives’ every year.”

take our poll - story continues below

Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense?

  • VOTE NOW: Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense when he shot three BLM rioters? 

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Big League Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The gun researcher notes that there were over 370,000 gun purchase denials triggered by the background check system from 2006 to 2010. Federal authorities only prosecuted 460 of them, and of those prosecuted, 209 led to convictions

Lott asked an important question:

Why didn’t more of those denials lead to perjury prosecutions?

He added, “According to my analysis, the reason is simple: A high percentage of cases are dropped because the applicant was wrongly denied clearance to buy a gun.”

Indeed, these uncomfortable facts call into question politicians’ impulsive desires to immediately “do something” after these tragedies.

After all, careful research shows that red flag laws have been around for some time in certain states such as Connecticut. In this state’s case, the law was passed in 1999. However, it proved futile in stopping a madman from committing a massacre at Sandy Hook.

The issue of tackling gun violence is not as simple as passing gun control laws.

News

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

Published

on

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.”

take our poll - story continues below

Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense?

  • VOTE NOW: Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense when he shot three BLM rioters? 

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Big League Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

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.

Continue Reading
It's time to name Antifa a terror org! Sign your petition now!


Trending