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Texas Government is Expected to Give Gun Organization a Handout to Enforce Gun Control

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Will the Texas government fund a gun control initiative?

According to an announcement in a TSRA email, the National Sports Shooting Federation (NSSF) is expecting to receive a grant from the state of Texas to “distribute education materials and cable locks to Texas residents through a network of law enforcement and community partners.”

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BLP reported on politicians sneaking gun a safe storage program into a gargantuan spending bill at the last minute. The spending bill, HB 1, includes this program and is now on Governor Greg Abbott’s desk.

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Abbott has the ability to use his line-item veto to strike down this anti-gun provision, but rumors around the capital indicate that he will sign this budget with the gun control program included. Gun rights activists have been disappointed so far with the way the 2019 session has gone with Constitutional Carry dead, and now, a backdoor gun control scheme could be passed under a supposedly “pro-gun” Republican state legislature. Groups like Texas Gun Rights and Lone Star Gun Rights are now calling for the Governor to use his line-item veto power to strike this gun control provision.

Texas gun laws are among the most pro-gun in the nation, but with the growing Democrat influence in the state, certain branches of the government like the State House could be in play in 2020. Should Democrats take the House, all pro-gun legislation could be dead on arrival in the 2021 legislative session.

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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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