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FACT CHECK: California Congressman Brad Sherman talks gun control with CNN

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

FACT CHECK: California Congressman Brad Sherman talks gun control with CNN

CLAIM: "You don't need 30 bullets in a magazine to bring down a deer, and if you do, you shouldn't be hunting."

FACT:  This comment completely misses the point. The primary purpose of the Second Amendment is self-defense – not deer hunting. The government cannot make arbitrary limitations on the best available means for providing for your own self-defense.  

Added, America banned so-called “high-capacity magazines” from 1994 to 2004 and the Justice Department found it had no affect on crime. 

CLAIM: "This is about how many bullets you need in a magazine. Do you need a gun that will spray bullets around? ... Even the gun advocates say you shouldn’t have a bazooka at home, nor do you need one."

FACT: This is just another example of an anti-gun politician who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and who doesn’t bother to find out. Firearms that “spray” bullets are called machine guns, and they’re extremely difficult to get and require special government permission. They’re not used in American crime. 

Further, no one is talking about bazookas. At debate are firearms anti-gun politicians have dubbed “assault weapons,” which are the most common rifles in America and the preferred firearms used by Americans for self-defense. 

CLAIM “Does anybody out there think that someone is so dangerous that we prevent them from their constitutional right to travel? We won’t let them get on a plane, but we’ll let them buy a gun? Of course, we need a system for getting off that list and due process, but if due process says you’re too dangerous to fly, then you’re too dangerous to (buy a gun.)”

FACT There is no due process when it comes to being placed on the Terror Watch List. Literally, none. A government bureaucrat somewhere decides based on unknown criteria to place a person’s name on the list, and he or she does it without notification to the person, or recourse if a mistake is made.  The late Sen. Ted Kennedy was on the list, as was Nelson Mandela, as have been a number of children. 

The bill proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein has no due process, either. Due process is the government offering some proof of your guilt first – it’s not stripping you of a right then making you ask for it back. 

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Florida Alert! "Assault Weapons" Ban Amendment Bans ALL SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS

The so-called "assault weapons" ban that is proposed for a constitutional amendment to be on the 2020 Election Ballot bans the possession of: “any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun CAPABLE of holding more than ten (10) rounds ...

Another Week, Another Democrat Presidential Contender Out to Round Up America's Guns

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Another Week, Another Democrat Presidential Contender Out to Round Up America's Guns

A smart person learns from his mistakes. An even smarter person learns from the mistakes of others.  Beto O’Rourke, an unemployed Texan running for president, must not be too smart.           

No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

No, Joe, Your Gun Ban Didn’t Work

Joe Biden has been out on the primary campaign trail working hard. Maybe a little too hard. “We got to let them know who we are,” he recently told a crowd of supporters at the Iowa State ...

Amnesty International’s Desperate Measure

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Amnesty International’s Desperate Measure

There are some odd dynamics in international relations. Countries in which people are not free serve on the UN Human Rights Council. Political considerations guide every action.  Of course, the NRA is a single-issue organization so ...

NRA Member Berated for Carrying Firearm

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Friday, August 2, 2019

NRA Member Berated for Carrying Firearm

NRA member Darrell Kennedy was on vacation with his family at Yellowstone National Park earlier this month when an anti-gun vacationer snapped a photo of his holstered firearm and tweeted out a hate message. “Sat ...

Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sparking Dialogue or Sparking Joy: Competing Views on Gun “Buyback” Initiatives

The Christian Science Monitor describes itself as “an independent international news organization” that wants to “help you to see news events as starting points for constructive conversations.” Its editorial board recently published an article, A seed for society’s ...

Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bill Clinton Touts Failed Gun Ban With Bogus Info

Bill and Hillary Clinton just don’t draw like they used to. Shunned by much of his own party, (described by one Vanity Fair commentator as “2020’s bubonic plague”) the former president has been relegated to providing lazy ...

Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

Monday, June 17, 2019

Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session.

California: Appropriations Committees Send Bills to the Suspense File

Thursday, August 15, 2019

California: Appropriations Committees Send Bills to the Suspense File

On Monday, August 12, the Senate Appropriations Committee sent AB 1254 to the suspense file and rescheduled AB 1669 to be heard next Monday, August 19. On Wednesday, August 14, the Assembly Appropriations Committee sent SB 172 ...

Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tell Your U.S. Senators and Representative to Oppose Gun Control

In the wake of the recent two criminal mass attacks, a number of gun control proposals have begun to circulate in our nation’s capital. None of these proposals would have prevented the recent tragedies, but they all ...

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