Ivanka Trump has influenced her father to support gun control measures like red flag laws, and now she is working to convince Congress to do the same.
According to an Axios report, Ivanka has reached out to Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) recently to discuss gun control measures. She remains active in the nationwide push to restrict the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution.
“She called Manchin and said she was trying to get a sense of what bills are out there,” a Manchin aide said to Axios. “She had him explain how they drafted the bill, where it stands and what changes needed to be made in order for it to pass.”
A White House official has confirmed that Princess Ivanka “has trusted relationships on both sides of the aisle and she is working in concert with the White House policy and legislative teams.”
Following the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH earlier this month, Princess Ivanka posted an image on Instagram expressing her sympathy for gun control.
“Congress should enact Red Flag laws / Extreme Risk Protection Orders in every state, increase resources dedicated to mental health support nationwide and close background check loopholes,” she wrote.
She also took to Twitter to proselytize on behalf of gun control, using the tragedies to push for liberal public policy goals:
Congress should enact Red Flag laws/ Extreme Risk Protection Orders in EVERY state and increase resources dedicated to mental health support. https://t.co/YWgccND8dH
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 4, 2019
Unfortunately for supporters of the 2nd Amendment, the president is taking cues from Ivanka on this issue. President Trump is sounding like an elected Democrat official in his push for gun control.
“I think we can get something really good done,” the president said to reporters on Friday. “I think we can have some really meaningful background checks. We don’t want people that are mentally ill, people that are sick — we don’t want them having guns. Who does?”
“We must make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms and that if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process,” Trump said last week in his televised address in the wake of the shootings. “That is why I have called for red flag laws, also known as extreme risk protection orders.”
One silver lining in the enaction of red flag laws may be the fact that it could rob CNN anchor Christopher ‘Fredo’ Cuomo, who recently went on a violent rant toward a Trump supporter in a viral video clip, of his ability to own guns.
Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
Four Indicted in “Pay-to-Play” Concealed Carry Bribery Scandal, Including Santa Clara Sheriff’s Captain
Gun rights are reserved for the privileged elite.
San Jose District Attorney Jeffrey Rosen announced the indictment of four people connected to the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department last week, claiming that they were involved in a corrupt “pay-to-play” bribery ring in which concealed carry permits would be granted in return for campaign contributions to Sheriff Laurie Smith.
Rosen alleges that Capt. James Jensen, attorney Christopher Schumb, attorney Harpaul Nahal and business owner Michael Nichols conspired with the CEO of a private security company to secure a $90,000 bribe in return for generous access to the department’s concealed carry permit authority.
“My concern is not whether the sheriff grants many or few CCW licenses, but whether they are being granted or denied for the wrong reasons,” said Rosen.
Rosen’s indictment of the four individuals details considerable evidence revealing pay-for-play practices utilized by Captain Jensen and Schumb, who operated a political committee supporting Sheriff Smith’s re-election campaigns.
There have been concerns over the concealed carry permit practices used by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department before, with reports that the sheriff was only granting CCW permits to politically connected donors going back as far as 2011.
Pro-Second Amendment concealed carry laws would forbid this form of alleged corruption, as law enforcement agencies in “shall issue” states are forbidden from restricting permits from any lawful gun owner for arbitrary reasons.
Obtaining a concealed carry permit in California, which is a “may issue” state, is considerably difficult. Many sheriff’s departments are known for flagrantly corrupt practices in issuing permits, reserving the privilege for city employees, donors, and the politically connected elite. Gun rights advocates have documented the corrupt practices of many California law enforcement agencies, who often seek to stonewall concealed carry permit applications.
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