Even states like Texas have not been exempt from the defund the police mania.
BLP previously reported on Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s move to defund the Austin Police Department by $150 million and shift resources to other services such as providing abortion.
However, the Texas state government will not sit idly by as its capital city begins to subject its citizens to radical leftist experimentation.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently revealed that Governor Greg Abbott is flirting with legislation to bring Austin police under the purview of the state government.
Paxton went on Fox News and said: “That makes little to no sense and makes our city less safe. We can fund the police in a way that will keep the city safe, which is what we all want.”
On September 3, 2020 Abbott tweeted about this proposal, declaring “We can’t let Austin’s defunding & disrespect for law enforcement to endanger the public & invite chaos like in Portland and Seattle.”
This proposal for the state to takeover the Austin Police Department is one strategy I'm looking at.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 3, 2020
In almost predictable fashion, Mayor Adler pinned the blame on President Trump for the unrest in the city. Back in June, the Austin city council casted a vote of “no confidence” regarding the city’s police leaders. They did so under the guise of trying to end police brutality against minorities. Funny enough, Austin has not had many high-profile instances of police brutality or racial antagonism in recent memory.
“I think they’re appeasing left-wing radicals who think this is a good idea,” Paxton stated.
Austin has already been experiencing a significant increase in murders since last summer. BLP previously reported that the city’s murder rate has increased in the last year.
Thankfully, Austin is in Texas — a state with solid gun laws that actually lets people exercise lethal force in self-defense.
Unfortunately, the state’s politics is gradually changing due to shifting demographics and as a result, it could be subject to all sorts of wacky leftist policies should Democrats take power.
Conservatives in the Lone Star State can at least rest easy knowing that they have a governor who will actually stand up for them and push back against the radical Left’s plot to destroy law enforcement.
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.
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.
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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