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North Carolina County Firmly Rejects Gun Control

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Cherokee County in North Carolina has declared itself a Second Amendment bastion.

In a 3-2 vote, the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners established that it won’t enforce state or federal level gun control.

This resolution was written by County Commissioner Dan Eichenbaum, who cited the Second Amendment and the right to “keep and bear arms” for protection. Eichenbaum also referenced the historical example of Weimar Germany and its gun confiscation measures that ultimately enabled the authoritarian Nazi government to later consolidate its power.

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Commissioner C.B. McKinnon posted the three-page measure to Facebook, which declared that Cherokee County won’t fund or carry out federal or state laws that infringe on Second Amendment rights.

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Therefore, the Cherokee County Government will not authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers or offices for the purpose of enforcing or assisting in the enforcement of any element of such acts, laws, orders, mandates, rules or regulations, that infringe on the right by the people to keep and bear arms as described and defined in detail above.

Cherokee officials cited Oregon’s Second Amendment Preservation Ordinances as an inspiration.

The North Carolina county’s move to designate itself as a Second Amendment safe zone is just the latest county to stand up to gun control. States like Colorado, Maryland, and New Mexico have seen rural counties rebel against their big city gun control overlords.

Anti-gun forces that think they will pass gun control at will are in a for rude awakening as more counties will stand up their despotic ways.

 

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Fox News Ratings Crater, Trailing CNN and MSNBC for First Time in 21 Years

A brutal collapse over the past two-and-a-half months.

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Recent data from Nielsen shows that Fox News finished behind both CNN and MSNBC in ratings to open the month of January.

This is the first time in twenty-one years that that has happened, according to Daily Wire.

Nielsen’s ratings data shows that CNN finished number one among cable news networks with approximately 2.8 million viewers per day from January 4 through January 10, including 4.2 million in primetime.

MSNBC came in second with 2.3 million viewers per day and 3.8 million in primetime. And in third was Fox News with 1.7 million viewers per day and 3.2 million in primetime.

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This is tough data for the conservative-leaning network. Over the past couple decades Fox has become accustomed to completely dominating the ratings, oftentimes receiving more viewership than CNN and MSNBC combined. Several factors contribute to the fall of Fox, including but not limited to:

  • The death of Roger Ailes in 2017 and subsequent changes in network leadership
  • Their disastrous Election Night coverage on November 3
  • Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden
  • An ostensible effort to distance themselves from Trump
  • A real or perceived softening of their conservatism in general
  • Trump’s public irritation with the network, to the point of telling people to migrate over to Newsmax and One America News Network (OANN)

Fox News has recently announced lineup changes as well. This is standard practice in the cable news industry and may not have much to do with their suffering ratings, though there’s a likely possibility that it does. Fox will be adding an hour-long opinion show in place of Martha MacCallum’s news show “The Story,” which had fallen behind both CNN and MSNBC’s 7pm timeslots after a stretch of being “comfortably ahead in ratings.” The network will also shuffle some of their daytime lineup.

As Joe Biden works through his first 100 days as president, it will be interesting to see how Fox News continues to perform, not only in comparison with CNN and MSNBC, but also with OANN and Newsmax.

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