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$1,000 Tax on Pistols Pushed as ‘Role Model’ for U.S. States

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Steep gun tax concept endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993 beginning to take hold

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A $1,000 per gun tax should serve as a “role model” for states, according to the governor of the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, which imposed the $1,000 gun tax earlier this month. An idea first endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993, steep gun taxes have now taken hold in Cook County, Ill. the city of Seattle, and now a U.S. territory.

As reported by the Saipan Tribune:

The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres defended the CNMI’s new gun control laws on Friday as a law that could be “a role model” for other U.S. states and jurisdictions facing seemingly uncontrolled and continued gun violence.

The administration was responding to queries regarding its position on recent reports that the a legal challenge to the new law, Public law 19-42, was likely, particularly over a provision that assesses a $1,000 excise tax on pistols.

The threat of such a tax serving as a role model for other politicians to impose is not an idle one. Consider the following:

Seattle Gun and Ammunition Tax: On Jan. 1, 2016, Seattle’s $25 per gun tax took effect, as did a two cent to five cent tax per round of ammunition. The new taxes have already forced at least one major gun dealer to leave the city.

Cook County, Ill. Gun and Ammunition Tax: On June 1, 2016, Cook County’s new ammunition tax takes effect, at a rate of one cent to five cents per round of ammunition. The ammo tax comes on top of the existing gun tax regime of $25 per gun.

Hillary Clinton’s 25% Gun Tax Endorsement: In passionate testimony to the Senate Finance Committee in 1993, Hillary Clinton gave her strong personal endorsement to a new national 25% sales tax on guns and endorsed a steep increase in the gun dealer fee, to $2,500. “I am speaking personally, but I feel very strongly about that,” said Clinton at the conclusion of her endorsement.

“The Left is now seeking to tax guns out of existence,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “The Second Amendment makes it difficult to legally ban guns, but Hillary has led the way to explaining you can achieve the same thing with high taxes.”

In newly released footage from Americans for Tax Reform, Clinton is shown nodding enthusiastically as she endorsed the 25% gun tax and as legal gun dealers were described as “purveyors of violence.”

 

Via ATR.org

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BOMBSHELL! He Might Get Pardoned…THIS IS HUGE!!!

Excerpt: Never Saw This Coming! WOW!

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In a quasi-press conference today on his way to Virginia for an FBI graduation speech, President Trump did not rule out a pardon for Michael Flynn if he sees he is being treated unfairly!

On December 1, 2017, Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about phone calls he had with Russian officials while on Trump’s transition team in December of 2016. Which is not a crime because the calls actually took place when Donald Trump was already president-elect and not a candidate for the office.

President Trump later wasted no time in rightly declaring the Russia probe a “Democrat hoax” and an excuse to mask the fact that no one wanted Crooked Hillary Clinton as their President. He made it very clear that there was absolutely no collusion whatsoever between his administration and Russia officials.

Politifact Reports:

Donald Trump says Michael Flynn got security clearance from Obama administration

President Donald Trump says that when Michael Flynn joined his campaign, President Barack Obama’s administration had already given him a once-over.

In an April 30 interview on CBS, Trump framed this detail as an inconvenient fact that the media is ignoring in order to prop up their “phony” storyline about Trump associates’ ties to Russia.

“In fact, I just heard where General Flynn got his clearance from the Obama administration,” he said. “And when he went to Russia, I didn’t realize this, when he went to Russia, it was 2015, and he was on the Obama clearance.”

Flynn, a former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency under Obama, was ousted from his Trump administration role as national security adviser after it came to light that Flynn had lied about the nature of his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Now he’s the focus of a tangential controversy, complete with an investigation by the Pentagon’s watchdog, over payments he received from foreign governments, including Russia.

We were interested in Trump’s statement that the Obama administration approved Flynn for security clearance, especially given that he was forced out of his Obama-era role in 2014.

We found that Trump has it right.

But that doesn’t affect the main allegation against Flynn: that he didn’t properly disclose payments he received from Russia, as required by law and Pentagon policy. Nor does it excuse any oversights the Trump team made while considering Flynn for a White House role.

Flynn’s foreign affairs

Flynn, a retired lieutenant general, spent his career as an intelligence officer in the Army, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan and as director of intelligence for U.S. Central Command, among other posts. Obama promoted him to director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in April 2012.

Flynn retired from the agency in August 2014; news reports at the time said Flynn was forced out because he ruffled feathers with his management style. Since his departure, he has said he was fired for “calling our enemies radical jihadis.”

In 2015, Flynn received more than $56,000 from three Russian entities — $33,750 from state-backed media outlet RT, $11,250 from an air cargo company, and $11,250 from a cybersecurity firm — according to documents released by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee.

In 2016, during the election, Flynn’s consulting firm earned more than $500,000 to work on projects that benefited the Turkish government. This became public knowledge in March 2017, when the firm filed papers to the Justice Department to retroactively register as a foreign agent.

Several months after Flynn left the DIA in 2014, he received a letter from the agency providing guidance on what he can and can’t do as an Army retiree. The letter, which Flynn himself requested, says “foreign compensation requires advance approval,” per the Constitution’s emoluments clause.

Despite the letter, Flynn did not disclose to the government the payments he received from the Russian entities, according to Cummings and his Republican counterpart on the oversight committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah.

An April 7 letter from the DIA to Cummings and Chaffetz said the agency “did not locate any records referring or relating to LTG Flynn’s receipt of money from a foreign source” nor “any records of LTG Flynn seeking permission or approval for the receipt of money from a foreign source.”

Flynn’s lawyer responded, saying Flynn briefed the Defense Department on his RT speaking event. But the lawyer did not specifically say whether Flynn disclosed the payments.

Here’s how Trump’s claim about Flynn’s security clearances fits in.

Retired military officials can keep their security clearances, with periodic background checks. Flynn’s last two background checks to retain his security clearance took place during the Obama administration, in June 2010 and January 2016, according to the April 7 DIA letter.

Cummings and Chaffetz said Flynn didn’t report his 2015 earnings from Russian entities on his 2016 application. (The DIA provided Cummings and Chaffetz with portions of Flynn’s completed form, but the pages haven’t been made public.)

The security clearance application asks extensively about applicants’ foreign contacts, activities, business and travel. The penalty for knowingly falsifying or concealing information on the form is a fine or up to five years in prison.

The evaluating agency may also deny the person a security clearance. Even if an applicant is candid about their foreign dealings, the evaluating agency could deny security clearance if it seems like those activities could compromise the applicant’s judgment or loyalty to the United States, said Andrew Kent, a national security expert and law professor at Fordham University.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has used the fact that Flynn got through security clearance under the Obama administration to deflect blame for not properly vetting Flynn before Trump named him national security adviser.

Democrats, like Cummings and Obama-era National Security Adviser Susan Rice, have said Spicer’s critique is unfair. They said Flynn’s security clearance re-evaluation was a routine process that took place several rungs below the White House, and besides, Trump is obligated to vet his advisers himself.

Kent said that if those evaluating Flynn’s 2016 application had some knowledge of his Russian activities, they might deserve some blame for not pressing Flynn for more details. Because Flynn’s relationship with RT was public knowledge months before Trump was putting his White House team together, the transition team was “in a different position than the security clearance investigators.”

Our ruling

Trump said, “General Flynn got his clearance from the Obama administration.”

The last two times Flynn applied for a security clearance, in 2010 and 2016, Obama was president.

Lawmakers allege Flynn omitted important information about payments received from Russia on his 2016 application to renew his clearance. But that doesn’t change the fact that Trump’s statement is literally accurate.

We rate Trump’s claim True.

President Trump, because he isn’t a typical spineless Republican hack, also took the opportunity to repeat his allegations that the FBI’s handling of Flynn’s case was unfair and called its behavior disgraceful with regard to its review of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails in the fall of 2016 and the fact that it was later found out that her campaign was the one who had paid for the fake Russian Dossier.

He went on to make it extremely clear that he would fight to reform the FBI and make it the organization it’s supposed to be, where justice is applied fairly, no matter what side of the political aisle you reside in. Especially after Former President Barack Hussein Obama weaponized it, along with the IRS and the DOJ.

Since the Obama Administration, the FBI has taken it upon themselves to operate above the law. They raided Flynn’s home in the early morning hours and terrorized his family without reason, while Crooked Hillary Clinton gets away with murder. Just like the Latin American dictatorships, we have read about in history books.

Please share if you agree the FBI needs to be disbanded….

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BOMBSHELL News Trump Was RIGHT… THIS IS HUGE!!!

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It’s happening! President Trump just landed a smashing strike upon the FBI’s leadership and slammed them with a thunderous pounding of truth. Trump went at the head of the FBI leadership, swinging for their leader as he busted out with a quote that essentially levels the FBI to their knees. Trump isn’t happy with the way Hillary Clinton’s email investigation has proceeded, and he wasn’t shy about demanding better for America. He laid out some commentary about the FBI leadership and gave a slight hint about the future of the FBI.

Trump called Clinton’s investigation a “shame,” and he’s not going to shy away from being honest with his words. He always tells it like it is, as he has absolutely no shame in his game. Trump rapid-fires words and Tweets faster than anyone you know, and he has no problem saying what’s on the top of his mind.

Daily Mail reported:

“President Donald Trump has attacked the FBI leadership while proclaiming loyalty and support for law enforcement in an address at the agency’s training academy.

“It’s a shame what’s happened” with the FBI, the president said as he left the White House for Quantico, Virginia.

He called the agency’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s email investigation “really disgraceful” and said “we’re going to rebuild the FBI”.

Trump pointed out, on Twitter, that an FBI agent who was pro-Clinton and Anti-Trump was running the investigation into Hillary. That’s a gigantic conflict of interest as it suggests that, apparently, there would be nothing found in regards to Hillary Clinton being guilty of any wrongdoing. A proper investigation requires someone neutral, not partisan, to compile evidence, review it, and produce the appropriate results.

President Trump later touched on the topic of anti-police sentiment and stated how he’s more loyal to police than anyone you can imagine. Trump is tired of hearing people talk poorly about police officers. Police in America has one of the hardest jobs you can ever imagine. Those of us working at jobs free of violence and dealing with criminals do not understand what a police officer deals with on a daily basis. Police need support from all Americans. Trump supports the police and we should too.

“He told law enforcement leaders he is “more loyal than anyone else could be” to police.

“Anti-police sentiment is wrong and it’s dangerous,” he added. “Anyone who kills a police officer should get the death penalty.”

Mr Trump used the speech to promote his administration’s tough-on-crime policies, delivering a stern warning to members of the international gang MS-13 that his administration will root them out and arrest them.

He also celebrated his decision to make it easier for local police forces to purchase surplus military equipment and questioned rising violence in Chicago.”

Trump is right. If a criminal kills a police officer or any figure of law enforcement, then they should get the death penalty. Of course, the person needs to be found undeniably guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. There cannot be any doubt that a person is guilty when a criminal is read the death penalty.

Trump talks about anti-police sentiment is dangerous, and he’s 100% correct. Those who speak poorly of police provide and encourage an atmosphere of violence towards police. The anti-cop rhetoric, most often pouring from the leftists like a leaky faucet filled with sewage, are who often lead to acts of violence towards police and an increase in crime in general. At what point did the leftist culture decide that police were not a figure of authority and to not treat them as such? Are these the same kind of people who send their children to school with no sense of discipline? The same people who break the laws as children in the classroom, then later become criminals.

President Trump’s words infer that we Americans need to support our police, demand equal and fair investigations from the FBI, and together we can accomplish wonderful objectives that help make America great.

America’s people need to pull together and do what’s best for the country. The extremists on the left who call for some of the most unreasonable demands must sit back, realize what they’re saying doesn’t make any sense, and come to their senses when it comes to important things such as our police and the FBI investigations.

When Trump calls out the leadership of the FBI and wants to rebuild them, then that’s another swamp to drain for his will to make America great again.

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BREAKING NEWS Out of San Francisco…THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!

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Americans are still left in shock following the non-guilty verdict for the illegal alien who shot Kate Steinle in the back of the head in 2015. Her murder launched a national debate on immigration policy in this country, and for the past two years, we had hoped and waited for justice to finally be served, only to realize we live a world where illegals can now shoot Americans in broad daylight and get away with it. As liberals continue to rejoice over their murdering scumbag walking free, they’re twisting the knife even further into our backs with the sickening gift they’re now bestowing on any illegal who lives in San Francisco.

Ever since Trump got in office, liberal mayor and governors across the country have refused to comply with federal law, as they continue to give Trump the middle finger while harboring these dangerous illegals. Following the murder of Kate Steinle at the hands of the very same man the city of San Francisco illegally harbored for years, you would think that liberals would change their dangerous policies, but that’s outrageously, not the case.  To add even more insult to injury, not only is the city of San Francisco vowing to keep protecting illegals, but they’re now demanding that Americans pay for the health care of their illegal invaders.

Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, presents the Assembly’s budget proposal in his office at the state Capitol in Sacramento, California on Wednesday

The Daily Mail reports:

California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal.

The proposal, announced on Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers, would eliminate legal residency requirements in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19.

It’s part of $4.3 billion in new spending proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat who leads the budget committee.

Assembly Democrats also want to expand a tax credit for the working poor, boost preschool and child care, and increase college scholarships to reduce reliance on student loans.

They also would commit $3.2 billion more than required to state budget reserves.

These people are out of their freaking minds. Not only are illegals protected from deportation in San Francisco, but now they’ll soon be lining up to get a nice hefty dose of government handouts as well. Hopefully President Trump will end the insanity that’s going on in our country, as he’s now sending his DOJ after liberals who keep defying federal law by harboring these invaders in our country. Following the non-guilty verdict of Kate’s killer several weeks ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions
put sanctuary cities across America on notice, insinuating that heads are about to roll for any other city that continues to harbor illegals and defy federal law. Sessions stated:

“When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities, they put the public’s safety at risk. San Francisco’s decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle,” he said. “While the State of California sought a murder charge for the man who caused Ms. Steinle’s death—a man who would not have been on the streets of San Francisco if the city simply honored an ICE detainer—the people ultimately convicted him of felon in possession of a firearm.”

Sessions then said that Trump and the DOJ are not playing games at this point, and “will continue to ensure that all jurisdictions place the safety and security of their communities above the convenience of criminal aliens.”

“The Department of Justice will continue to ensure that all jurisdictions place the safety and security of their communities above the convenience of criminal aliens,” Sessions said. “I urge the leaders of the nation’s communities to reflect on the outcome of this case and consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to cooperate with federal law enforcement officers.”

This is absolute lunacy. How many more Americans have to be raped and murdered before the nauseating love fest between liberals and illegals ends?

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