Over the last few weeks we have all been subject to the fear and panic narrative that the establishment media is weaving concerning the Wuhan Virus.
“75,000 ill, 2,000 deaths, many thousands recovered: Can you get coronavirus twice?” writes John Bacon of USA Today
“Coronavirus cases top 60,000 as death toll spikes.” –CBS News
“U.S. stocks dive more than 7% as oil war and coronavirus fears slam markets” reports James F. Peltz of the LA Times
“Coronavirus death toll passes 4,000 worldwide.” – CNN News
“Coronavirus death rate: What are the chances of dying? – Robert Cuffe of the BBC News
“While the world deals with the coronavirus, Trump glorifies himself on Twitter.” – Eugene Robinson at the Washington Post
“Supermarkets fear supply-chain shortages as coronavirus spreads.” –Brain Pascus at Crains New York
These are just a few examples of the fear and panic narrative of the establishment media, not to mention how the twenty four hour a day news channels of CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC are pushing the narrative in what seems like every other story they are reporting on.
But does the media hype match the current reality or are they simply displaying their hypocrisy?
According to the latest reporting there have been seven hundred and fifty four reported cases of the Wuhan Virus in the United States with twenty eight deaths. During the same period of time in America around eighteen thousand people have died of Influenza, nine thousand one hundred people have overdosed on heroin, eleven hundred and ninety American military veterans have committed suicide, and approximately two hundred thousand babies have been aborted.
An objective view would indicate at best that the establishment media has been complacent in their coverage of the reality of the Wuhan Virus in America, and at worst they have been a partner along side of Communist China in pushing economic and emotional panic on the American populace.
In the end it appears that the media hype about the Wuhan Virus is spreading faster than the virus itself.
Democrats Introduce Expanded Background Check Legislation
Democrats are going to implement a background check which targets “extremism.”
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.
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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