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Gun Advocacy Groups Outraged at Biden Administration’s Stockpiling of Records

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Gun advocacy groups are furious with the federal government’s “unconstitutional” action of collecting millions of gun transaction records. According to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the internal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), “The Biden administration in just the past year alone stockpiled the records of more than 54 million U.S. gun owners and is poised to drastically alter gun regulations to ensure that information on Americans who own firearms ultimately ends up in the federal government’s hands.” 

The acquisition of these records is raising suspicion that “the government is using this information to create a national database of gun owners – which has long been prohibited under U.S. law.” Those arguing for strict gun regulations wish to have a digital registry and federal database to hold records of gun owners in the United States, but gun advocacy groups such as the Gun Owners of America are against these measures. A spokesperson from the ATF insists that the “database cannot be searched by a purchaser’s name,” but this claim has done little to relieve concerns.

Currently, records maintained by gun shops can be destroyed after 20 years, but Biden’s proposal includes “a provision that would mean every single Firearm Transaction Record going forward would eventually be sent to the ATF’s registry in West Virginia.”

According to the Free Beacon, “The ATF obtained 53.8 million paper records and another 887,000 electronic records.” Such high numbers are unsettling Americans who fear the government is overreaching its hand in violation of federal law to “keep track of all Americans who own firearms.” 

In addition to maintaining these records, the ATF is also proposing the requirement that background checks are implemented for gun parts, “meaning that if an individual assembled a legal homemade gun, he may be forced to submit to up to 16 different background checks.” 

Gun advocacy groups are also arguing that the Biden administration is moving swiftly to get these regulations passed before the end of the year. However, a spokesperson from the ATF claimed that the process was not being rushed and “maintained that its rule-making process allows for gun advocates, experts, and others to offer comment on proposed regulations well before they go into effect.”

Still, the stockpiling of American citizens’ gun records by the federal government is alarming to those who fear their rights are being violated. The Biden administration will remain under scrutiny for this matter by gun advocacy groups whose purpose it is to guard against any infringement on gun ownership rights.

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  1. GK

    November 10, 2021 at 12:50 am

    ATF, FBI, CIA, IRS all share the same goal: Create fear. Make the American people feel weak and vulnerable. This is what makes them feel proud. This may not be what they were created for, but this is who and what they are now.

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Parade Tragedy Suspect’s Social Media Posts Show BLM Support

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The man who allegedly drove a red SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Sunday evening had numerous posts on social media expressing support for Black Lives Matter and “black nationalist rhetoric” along with disdain for Republican politicians and conservative media.

The suspect is currently in police custody after the incident resulted in the deaths of at least five people and injuries to more than 40 others.

“A lone subject intentionally drove his maroon SUV through barricades into a crowd of people that was celebrating the Waukesha Christmas Parade which resulted in killing five individuals and injuring 48 additional individuals,” Thompson said at a press conference. “I just received information that two of the 48 are children and they’re in critical condition.”

According to the online news outlet Heavy, the suspect “posted anti-police rhetoric” and “black nationalist rhetoric” on social media. He also “posted a photoshopped fake image of former Republican Governor Scott Walker as a Nazi.”

One Twitter user posted some of the suspect’s now-deleted Facebook posts, which showed extreme support for BLM.

The suspect’s support for BLM is particularly notable because the incident occurred in Waukesha, Wisconsin, which is just an hour drive away from Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges – just two days before the parade attack – for shootings that killed two men and injured a third during last year’s BLM riots.

The suspect additionally has a long criminal history, having “been charged with or convicted on an array of charges over the past 22 years, including battery, domestic violence, cocaine possession and resisting arrest in several jurisdictions in Wisconsin,” The New York Times reported. “He has served at least two jail sentences and spent years on probation and in court-mandated work-release and anger management programs.”

The suspect had been released from jail on Friday – the same day Rittenhouse was acquitted – after posting bail that had been set at $1,000 for three misdemeanor and two felony charges, including felony bail jumping.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s office described the $1,000 bail as “inappropriately low” in a statement on Monday.

The statement said, “On November 5, 2021, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office issued against [the suspect] charges of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Felony Bail Jumping, Battery, Obstructing an Officer and Disorderly Conduct … The most recent case against [the suspect] was appropriately charged. The state made a cash bail request in this case of $1,000, which was set by the court. The defendant posted $1,000 cash bail on November 11, resulting in his release from custody.”

“The State’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against [the suspect],” the statement added. “The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail.”

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Catholic University Hangs Painting Depicting George Floyd as Jesus Christ

Kelly Latimore’s painting, titled ‘Mama,’ evokes Michelangelo’s sculpture ‘La Pieta’

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Kelly Latimore's painting, titled 'Mama,' evokes Michelangelo's sculpture 'La Pieta'

The Catholic University of America has a new painting causing an uproar. The artwork depicts George Floyd as Jesus Christ. One student described the display as “heretical, blasphemous idolatry.”

“There’s a fine line between recognizing the innate dignity and righteousness of human beings that are made in the image of God and embracing brazen, progressive politics” student Blayne Clegg told Fox News.

The school said the painting was done by Kelly Latimore and is titled “Mama” which shows a mother mourning her son. It evokes Michelangelo’s sculpture “La Pieta” according to the school. Michelangelo’s work, however, depicts the virgin mother Mary holding Jesus Christ.

Two of the paintings hang in the campus. One in the law school and one in the campus ministry office. The artist has indicated his painting represents Jesus and George Floyd. Karna Lozoya, vice president for university communications told The Daily Signal “you can identify Jesus by the marks in the halo.”

Following The Daily Signal’s report on the paintings, the Catholic University chapter of Young Americans for Freedom started a petition to remove the paintings. One student who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution from the university’s administration stated “there are many students, faculty, and staff who are concerned about this, but there is nothing we can do.”

“The icon has no place at The Catholic University of America; it is blasphemous and an offense to the Catholic faith, but it is not surprising at all that it was put there. It is just another symptom of the liberalization and secularization of our campus” the student added, who lamented, “If we sound the alarm, we will be labeled racists.”

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