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Religious Leaders and Gun Controllers Team Up to Destroy the Second Amendment

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Everytown for Gun Safety, an anti-Second Amendment group, is cooperating with numerous religious leaders to crank up voter turnout for candidates who support gun control laws.

Everytown is planning to spend $60 million on this year’s elections and is rolling out its outreach efforts with Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh groups to push for gun control after a number of shootings have taken place in certain places of worship.

Some of the prominent figures involved in this partnership are Evangelical Shane Claiborne, president of the group Red Letter Christians, and Reverend Traci Blackmon, an executive minister of United Church of Christ and a key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Reverend Rob Schenck, who formerly was an evangelical anti-abortion activist, is not only in favor of abortion now, but he is also partnering with anti-Second Amendment groups and is framing the issue of civilian disarament in “pro-life” terms.

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Schenck described gun violence as a “life or death issue, which makes it a supreme moral consideration.”

“Churches, especially white evangelical churches, have largely ignored this question — I think, much to their own detriment and to the detriment of the people they’re called to serve,” said Schenck, president of the nonprofit Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute.

In addition to clergy outreach, Schenck said that the Everytown interfaith project would attempt to educate religious voters about candidates’ stances on gun control.

“You never want to pray for something you’re unwilling to be the answer to,” he continued. “So if we pray for a reduction in gun violence, we have to be ready to act on that prayer.”

Everytown was co-founded by former New York Mayor and anti-gun oligarch Michael Bloomberg. It boasts 6 million supporters and has already endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden, the favorite for the Democrat nomination.

“The faith community has seen firsthand the devastating effects of gun violence in places of worship and feels more than ever that they have an urgent moral responsibility to stop the scourge of gun violence in America — and they’re doing so by mobilizing their networks around candidates who support broadly popular gun safety measures in 2020,“ Angela Ferrell-Zabala, chief equity, outreach and partnerships officer at Everytown, declared in a statement.

When asked about the viability of the gun control movement’s efforts in trying to make inroads into the religious community, Michael Hammond, legislative counsel at the Gun Owners of America, believes that gun control advocates will have a tough time with religious voters. He alluded to then-presidential candidate Barack Obama’s 2008 comment that some disgruntled working-class voters “cling to guns or religion” to show that there are still significant voters blocs that are still religious and pro-gun.

Hammond believes that there is “a social milieu, a series of values that surround the sorts of people who value the Second Amendment. Those values normally include a deep faith, a love of country — generally a conservative social issue outlook.”

When asked about the receptiveness of gun control with religious voters after attacks on places of worship, Hammond mentioned the instance of an armed church attendee acting decisively to end a shooting at a Texas church service. Congregations that “voluntarily disarm themselves have ended up suffering a catastrophe,” Hammond declared.

Partner organizations in Everytown’s campaign are focusing their efforts in battleground states such as Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

 

 

 

 

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Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation

Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.

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If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.

Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional. 

AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.

In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.

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At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”

In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.” 

Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”

According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”

When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”

Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.

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