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John Bolton Got Fired By Trump For Constantly Beating War Drums on Iran

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Axios reports that former national security adviser John Bolton resigned from his position after President Donald Trump suggested loosening sanctions on Iran, according to a source close to Bolton.

The outlet claims that the former national security adviser resigned from his position last week after President Trump suggested relieving some sanctions on Iran. Bolton “did not favor giving the Iranians relief and believed the maximum pressure campaign was working.” As a result, he submitted his resignation after Trump recommended that he leave the administration.

After news of Bolton’s exit broke, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani approved of this move.

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Last Tuesday, Trump announced Bolton’s firing from his place within the administration after a Monday talk they had about Iran. During this exchange, the president signaled that he “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.” Bolton countered by saying that he had offered Trump his resignation the previous night.

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Social media was buzzing over Bolton’s departure. Utah Senator Mitt Romney declared that he was “very, very unhappy to hear that he is leaving.” On the other hand, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul praised the news, deeming it a “necessary action.”

Bolton represented the neconservative’s last hope in having an interventionist element within the Trump administration to advance their never-ending wars agenda and the defense industry’s penchant for perpetual conflict.

Bolton’s exit is a good start.

Hopefully, Trump follows through by getting an America First national security adviser like Douglas Macgregor.

From there, his restrained foreign policy vision can become a reality.

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Democrats Introduce Expanded Background Check Legislation

Democrats are going to implement a background check which targets “extremism.”

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and California Congressman Mike Thompson brought forward legislation on March 2, 2021 that aims to broaden the federal background check system on firearms sales, according to a report by The Hill.

Under The Background Check Expansion Act,  gun sales and purchases between all unlicensed sellers and buyers would be subject to a mandatory background check. The background checks would not be applicable for law enforcement officers, lending out firearms for the purpose of hunting, temporary transfers for self-defense, or family members gifting a firearm. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 43 Senate Democrats have co-sponsored this bill. Thompson, who is the chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, reintroduced this legislation in the U.S. House

“For years, the bipartisan House-passed background checks bill languished in the Senate under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Now, with Senate Democrats in the Majority, we have the opportunity to act on this overwhelmingly popular, lifesaving legislation to protect American communities,” Schumer declared in a press release.

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According to a CBS News report, President Joe Biden has repeatedly called on Congress to pass stiffer gun control laws. This gun control bill will not pass so easily given how it will need 10 Republican senators to vote in favor of it.

Against the backdrop of the January 6 storming of the Capitol, such a background check will likely feature provisions that target so-called “extremists.” The ruling class has routinely lumped average gun owners with domestic extremists and will most certainly use recent events to justify encroachments on people’s right to bear arms. 

Biden is a veteran of the gun control movement, as evidenced by his sponsorship of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. With Democrats in control of all branches of the federal government, they will certainly move to pass gun control. However, their success is not guaranteed due to moderate Democrats like Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia Joe Manchin not being completely receptive to radical gun control that could alienate them from their more right-wing constituents.

Nevertheless, the Left has shown that it’s willing to act regardless of the political context. Keeping this in mind, gun owners must be ready to beat back any kind of gun control coming from D.C. Such fights will allow the Right to rebuild its forces and make a splash in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential race. 

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