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Ted Cruz Caves on Red Flag Laws, TX House Reps Silent on Second Amendment Betrayal

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Senator Ted Cruz appears to have given up defending the rights of gun owners, and Texas’s Republican representatives are staying quiet in the face of creeping gun control.

Big League Politics contacted several Texas Congressmen, including Chip Roy, Dan Crenshaw, Randy Weber, and Brian Babin to ask for their thoughts on Cruz’s apparent support for a Democrat-led gun control push. None have responded thus far.

The Democrat controlled House has wasted no time passing gun control legislation over to the Republican-led upper chamber.

Now, the U.S. Senate is holding hearings on the so-called red flag gun confiscation bill, S.7, on Tuesday, a bill which has bipartisan support from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by recent Trump convert Lindsey Graham (R-SC), is the committee of jurisdiction holding the hearings. Sen. Graham could stop the Red Flag laws dead in their tracks if he so chose, or if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) directed him to.

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Bipartisan support for this red flag gun bill has caused pro-gun organizations like Gun Owners of America to stand up in opposition, as BLP recently reported.

Once the Texas senator was given the mic, he gave his two cents on the red flag bill, describing mass shootings as an “epidemic” during his testimony at the hearing. Cruz’s testimony was temporarily derailed by a gun control activist who interrupted the proceedings, yelling, “End Gun Terror!” and was quickly escorted off the premises by security.

Once the commotion settled, Cruz went back to his testimony. “I do think extreme risk laws, of the kind we’re discussing can potentially be part of the solution set,” Cruz said.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?458685-1/law-enforcement-mental-health-officials-testify-proposed-gun-legislation

Cruz’s seeming endorsement of red flag laws has worried some gun owners.

Georgia Gun Owners member Marjorie Taylor Greene, who’s currently in Washington D.C. talking to Senators and recently confronted David Hogg, claims that Senators like Ted Cruz may be caving in to anti-gun pressure because they “are being hammered” by gun control groups who relentlessly confront them at their offices.

It also does not help that establishment gun lobbies have put forward lukewarm efforts to combat gun control.

Not too long ago, well-established gun lobbies like the National Rifle Association have given the green light on federal measures that would provide funding to states with red flag laws on the books. NRA-ILA  Executive Director Chris Cox went on record in support of red flag laws, saying “that we need to stop people before they act”.

Taylor Greene expressed her dissatisfaction with the NRA and called on everyday gun owners to take action against these gun control plots. She believes that there’s “overwhelming opposition” to red flag laws among regular gun owners across the nation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sNiklO506A&feature=youtu.be

Red flag gun confiscation orders are the most popular form of gun control legislation that gun control advocates are rallying around these days. Several states such as Florida and Maryland have adopted these laws since the 2018 Parkland shooting.

Now the momentum is carrying over to the federal level.

S.7 should be expecting further hearings in the future.

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Democrat Congressman Dismisses Low Black Unemployment under Trump

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Even with Black unemployment at its lowest rate in nearly 50 years under the Trump administration’s watch, South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn dismissed these numbers.

Clyburn said these numbers are “not true” because Blacks “were fully employed during slavery.” So, “it all depends on how you measure” it, he asserted.

On Fox News’s Your World With Neil Cavuto, host Neil Cavuto chatted with Clyburn about the Trump economy. Clyburn asked whether the president’s policies are beneficial to Black Americans.

“Let’s leave the words aside,” stated Cavuto.  “Whether you like his [Trump’s] style or not, or tweets or not, or comments or not,  he’s delivered the goods for a lot of African-Americans has he not? With record-low unemployment levels for one group or another. Among Africa-Americans, you don’t think that’s something constructive?”

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Clyburn, who voted to impeach Trump back in December, said, “Come on, Neil.  No, no, it’s not true.   I’m saying that the African-American unemployment is not the lowest it’s ever been unless you count slavery.”

“We were fully employed during slavery,” claimed Clyburn. “So it all depends on how you measure this up.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the national unemployment rate for African American workers, 16 years and older, was 5.4% in August 2019.  Michael W. Chapman of CNS New said this was the lowest rate in recorded history.

The BLS data for African American begins in 1972, almost 50 years ago.  According to a chart that Chapman posted, the unemployment rate numbers from July through December 2019 were in the 5’s range — 5.9, 5.4, 5.5, 5.5, 5.6 and 5.9. In January 2020, the rate was 6.0 percent.

Clearly Democrat elected officials are in denial about Trump’s economic success.

However, if the Trump administration wants to win black votes, it will need to push immigration restriction given how unskilled labor tends to displace black labor.

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