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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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National Gas Prices Could Hit $6.20 Per Gallon By August

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National gas prices could surge to well over $6 per gallon by the end of the summer, according to analysts at JPMorgan.

Natasha Kaneva, head of global oil and commodities research at JPMorgan, wrote in a research document that the United States was going to face a “cruel summer” as gas prices are expected to dwarf their already record highs.

“With expectations of strong driving demand — traditionally, the U.S. summer driving season starts on Memorial Day, which lands this year on May 30, and lasts until Labor Day in early September — U.S. retail price could surge another 37% by August to a $6.20/gallon national average,” she wrote.

“Typically, refiners produce more gasoline ahead of the summer road-trip season, building up inventories,” the analysts said. However, over the last month, “gasoline inventories have fallen counter seasonally and today sit at the lowest seasonal levels since 2019.”

The report comes the same week that the United States set a new record for gas prices with the average cost per gallon rising over $4 per gallon in all 50 states for the first time ever, according to a report from the American Automobile Association (AAA).

“The high cost of oil, the key ingredient in gasoline, is driving these high pump prices for consumers,” said AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross. “Even the annual seasonal demand dip for gasoline during the lull between spring break and Memorial Day, which would normally help lower prices, is having no effect this year.”

As explained in the report, “total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 3.6 million bbl to 225 million bbl last week. Gasoline demand also decreased slightly from 8.86 million b/d to 8.7 million b/d. Typically, lower demand would put downward pressure on pump prices. However, crude prices remain volatile, and as they surge, pump prices follow suit. Pump prices will likely face upward pressure as oil prices stay above $105 per barrel.”

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Pro-Abortion Extremists Threaten To Burn Down Supreme Court, Murder Justices, DHS Memo Reveals

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Pro-abortion extremists are reportedly threatening to burn down the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks following the leak of a draft of the Supreme Court’s majority opinion intending to overturn Roe v. Wade.

According to a May 13 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo obtained by Axios, the “U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that’s expected to overturn Roe v. Wade… Law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship and abortion clinics.”

The memo says the threats “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.”

However, the memo notes that the “mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics does not constitute domestic violent extremism or illegal activity and is constitutionally protected.”

A DHS spokesperson told Axios that the department “is committed to protecting Americans’ freedom of speech and other civil rights and civil liberties, including the right to peacefully protest.”

“[The] DHS is also committed to working with our partners across every level of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe,” the spokesperson added.

Earlier this month, a draft of a Supreme Court’s majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico.

In the draft, Justice Samuel Alito writes that “Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely—the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito added. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and de

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