In a recent tweet, Turning Point USA Executive Director Charlie Kirk took a shot at Joe Biden for creating gun free zones in America.
Joe Biden was responsible for introducing the Gun-Free School Zones Act in 1990.
Kirk claims that “Biden has done more to allow school shootings than the NRA or any Republican ever has.”
Did you know:
Why do we have gun free zones?
Because in 1990, Joe Biden introduced the Gun Free School zones act
Biden has done more to allow school shootings than the NRA or any Republican ever has
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 13, 2019
Recently, Biden flirted with the idea of banning glocks. Decades after this law was signed, Biden’s pro-gun control agenda remains intact.
However, there is an interesting point about the 1990 Gun Free School Zone Act.
The gun control status quo is bipartisan in nature.
In fact, this law received President George H.W. Bush’s signature.
Bush, a Republican, was no Second Amendment champion throughout his time in office. When he could have stood up for gun rights, Bush kowtowed to anti-gun pressure and signed this bill into law.
This law has effectively turned schools into shooting galleries for deranged lunatics.
However, this case is another reminder that just because a politician is a Republican does not guarantee that they will be a pro-gun champion.
In fact, if the right circumstances present themselves, Republicans will likely cave in to gun control pressure just like Florida Governor Rick Scott did in 2018 after the Parkland shootings.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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