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Mike Lee and Rand Paul Shun The NRA, Block Gun Control

The NRA refused to fight back.

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Earlier this week, Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) led the fight to block an anti-gun and anti-free speech law targeting 3-D printed plastic guns. The law would prevent 3-D gun blueprints from being posted online by making it a crime to do so.

While most politicians, seemingly with the blessing of the National Rifle Association, were ready to allow the bill to go into law, Sens. Lee and Paul refused to back down.

When Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) attempted to pass the bill with unanimous consent, Lee objected, citing the fact that he hadn’t even had a chance to read the bill, while the first few words of it brought up red flags for him.

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“It begins with the words, ‘It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally publish … ‘ That ought to be concerning to us, to each and everyone one of us, Democrats and Republicans alike. On that basis, I object,” Lee stated on the Senate floor.

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Speaking with Capital Hill insiders, Big League Politics has learned that the pro-gun move was orchestrated by both Paul and Lee, who are two of the most pro-gun voices in Washington D.C.

Big League Politics spoke exclusively with Dudley Brown, the President of the National Association for Gun Rights, whose group was the only visible opposition to the bill.

“NAGR was the only national gun rights group to work to defeat this sneak attack on the Second Amendment,” Brown stated. ” It’s no surprise that the two most pro-gun Senators, Sens. Lee and Paul (both NAGR Members) were the opposition to this gun grab.”

Brown also spoke about the NRA, who have done nothing to fight this piece of gun control legislation, by stating that “they put out a statement claiming credit for a long-standing gun ban that Nelson’s legislation would augment.”

The statement that Brown is referring to was from NRA’s Executive Director, Chris Cox, which takes credit for a bill banning untraceable firearms. In the statement the NRA refused to decry the attempt to enact an anti-gun, and anti-free speech measure.

If passed, the bill being pushed by Sen. Nelson would punish anybody who chooses to publish what is essentially a file made up of code.

The company that started the uproar, Defcad, has been forced to remove the 3-D gun files from their website after receiving an order from a federal judge in Washington.

In response, free speech and gun rights advocates have been publishing the 3-D gun files on web pages which have been continually removed online. If somebody wanted to find the files, they could be easily found, and no law would change that.

 

 

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Texas Gun Rights Endorses Anti-Lockdown Hero Shelley Luther

Luther is running for the Texas Senate.

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Earlier this month, pro-Second Amendment organization Texas Gun Rights PAC endorsed Shelley Luther in her run for Texas State Senate.

Luther gained national attention for her refusal to close down her salon in Dallas, Texas, which was in violation of Dallas, County’s lockdown order. She would end up in jail for violating the order but would later be set free after Texas Governor Greg Abbott took action to release her.

Chris McNutt, the Director of Texas Gun Rights PAC, issued a statement on Texas Gun Rights PAC’s endorsement of Luther:

It is clear Shelley Luther is the strongest pro-gun candidate running to fill the Senate District 30 seat being vacated by Pat Fallon. Texas Gun Rights PAC is proud to endorse Shelley Luther for Senate in the September 29th Special Election.

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“Even before Shelley decided to run for office, she proved she had the courage to stand up and fight against an overreaching government without backing down,” McNutt added. “So it’s no surprise Shelley Luther was also the first candidate in the Senate District 30 race to take a bold, pro-gun stance.”

Constitutional Carry is one of Luther’s legislative priorities for the 2021 legislative session. This issue has been a priority for the Texas Republican Party during the last 6 years. Drew Springer, Luther’s opponent in the Senate election, never supported Constitutional Carry.

Passing Constitutional Carry legislation is part of Luther’s campaign platform and has been a top priority of the Republican Party of Texas for the past 6 years. Her opponent, State Representative Drew Springer, has never backed Constitutional Carry since he came into office back in 2012.

“State Representative Drew Springer claims to be ‘pro-gun,’ and yet he repeatedly refused to co-author Constitutional Carry every year that it was introduced,” commented McNutt. “Pro-gun Texans in Senate District 30 need a leader who is willing to fight for the Second Amendment like Shelley Luther, not another political backbencher looking for a job promotion.”

Should Constitutional Carry be passed, Texas would be the 16th state with this law.

Thanks to the political establishment’s constant legislative roadblocking, Constitutional Carry has had a considerable amount of trouble in being passed in the Lone Star State.

With politicians like Luther potentially in the mix, Constitutional Carry has a stronger chance of being passed.  America First patriots living in Texas Senate District 30 should resoundingly vote for Luther due to her firm commitment to limited government.

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