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RINO Senator Revamps Push For Unenforceable Gun Control Law

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Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania called for expanded background checks after the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings.

Toomey went on Twitter and declared, “While no law will end mass shootings entirely, it’s time for Congress to act to help keep our communities safer.”

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He added, “We should start by passing bipartisan proposals such as my legislation with Senator Joe Manchin to expand background checks to all commercial firearm sales.”

Toomey’s plan has a major flaw, though. Without a national gun registry his plan is totally unenforceable.

BLP reported earlier this year about the House’s passage of universal background legislation, which was the first piece of gun control legislation to pass out of one chamber of Congress since the 1993 Brady Act.

Toomey and Democratic Senator introduced their own iteration of universal background check legislation, which would extend background checks to gun shows and online sales, in 2013 right after the Sandy Hook shooting. .

Toomey also seconded Senator Lindsey Graham’s motion to enact “red flag” gun confiscation measures.

Toomey tweeted, “I also agree with Senator Lindsey Graham that we should pass a bipartisan ‘red flag’ measure that enables families and law enforcement to obtain a court order to keep guns away from dangerous individuals.”

Ivanka Trump and Congressman Dan Crenshaw also support red flag legislation.

Despite the hype behind red flag laws, there is reason to believe they are not effective in stopping shooters.

In 1999, Connecticut became one of the first few states to enact red flag laws. This law proved to be ineffective in stopping Adam Lanza from slaughtering 27 children at Sandy Hook.

Based on data he studied from 1970 to 2017, pro-gun researcher John Lott assets that “Red Flag laws appear to have had no significant effect on murder, suicide, the number of people killed in mass public shootings, robbery, aggravated assault or burglary. There is some evidence that rape rates rise. These laws apparently do not save lives.”

 

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NYC Mayor is Pushing Synagogues to Shut Down

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned the Jewish community that synagogues that continue to not comply with Wuhan virus regulations by holding services will be permanently closed.

According to The Jerusalem Post, the majority of synagogues have closed in compliance with city orders aimed stopping the spread of Wuhan Virus by limiting social gatherings.

“We’ve had extraordinary, across the board rabbinical support from all the different elements of the Jewish community and the same is true of other faiths as well,” de Blasio said during his March 27, 2020 news briefing, according to The Jewish Press.

There are still some synagogues holding minyanim, social gatherings of 10 worshipers or more, to carry out prayer services.

“A small number of religious communities, specific churches and specific synagogues, are unfortunately not paying attention to this guidance even though it’s so widespread,” de Blasio stated.

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“I want to say to all those who are preparing for the potential of religious services this weekend: If you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church, and attempt to hold services after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services,” he admonished. However, he admitted that he does not “say this with joy.”

“I understand how important people’s faiths are to them, and we need our faith in this time of crisis. But we do not need gatherings that will endanger people.”

The mayor asked religious citizens who witnesses services taking place to talk with the congregation’s officials and demand they cease services. If that is not enough, the authorities may “need to take additional action up to the point of fines and potentially closing the building permanently.”

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