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Rep. Crenshaw: ‘I’m Not Giving Up My AR-15. That’s Mine, Not Happening’

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Dan Crenshaw

During an interview with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) discussed potential gun control legislation and stated, “Obviously I’m not giving up my AR-15. That’s mine, not happening.”

Kilmeade began by asking Crenshaw about President Biden’s TV appearance with Jimmy Kimmel in which Biden mocked Republicans on gun control.

“Did he help the debate with his speech after the shooting?” Kilmeade asked.

“No. No,” Crenshaw answered. “I think they’re doing the same thing they always do after a mass shooting; they politicize it and they try to convince America that you can actually legislate away these extremely rare and anomalous events.”

“These are very evil events,” Crenshaw said. “I think they make us all cringe; I think they make us all very upset, and that’s understandable.”

“But then we have to take a step back and take the emotion and think what policies do we enact to prevent these things,” he stated. “Are these preventable? Can you see these mass shooters ahead of time? What kind of contagion is infecting our young people and our old people that they seek to engage in these dramatic mass killings? Ever since Columbine happened these are really difficult questions, and you can’t politicize it or put emotion in front of reason.”

“Obviously I’m not giving up my AR-15,” Crenshaw added. “That’s mine, not happening. I’m pretty clear on that. Look, raising the age to 21, if you are going to talk about that you just need to change what it is to be an adult in America. We need to see that conversation about all aspects of how young people act and mature. So I don’t think an arbitrary 21 versus 18 is really gonna change a whole lot of things when it comes to gun violence.”

Crenshaw then addressed potential gun control legislation, saying that an expansion of background checks “makes a lot of sense. If you’re 18 and you have a terrible juvenile history but we can’t look at it in a background check? We should be able to look at that; that should be part of the analysis on your background check.”

“When it comes to red flag laws, despite what all the trolls on the internet say, I’m really not for red flag laws,” he continued. “There’s good arguments and bad arguments about this, and there’s a lot of misconceptions on both sides of this argument but fundamentally with a red flag law you’re trying to enforce a law before it’s been broken, and that’s a really difficult thing to do. If you take somebody’s word for it and then you confiscate someone’s property and their right to self-defense as a result, this is a really difficult thing to enforce by any practical measure, and I don’t think it will have the outcome either that a lot of Democrats hope that it will.”

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  1. WillyB

    June 14, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Congress is always above the rest of us. Dan says he won’t give up his AR, but that doesn’t mean he won’t cave and agree that I have to give up mine! I’ve had it with congress. If we don’t get term limits and stop creating corrupt monster thieves like Biden and Pelosi, we’re going to end up a 3rd world country. Remember half of voting Americans have an IQ below average. They’re the people the founders were trying to protect us from and protect themselves from when they advised only property owners vote.

  2. swschenk

    June 14, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Why then did Crenshaw vote for taking guns from Veterans, another Red flag?

  3. Irish Cornaire

    June 14, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Those assault rifles are only used to kill people,they are not used for hunting unless of course the person is seeking people to kill,this bloke is a horrible human.

  4. Robin Rosenblatt

    June 14, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    I need one

  5. Ron

    June 14, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    I am with Dan

  6. Tammy Baldine

    June 14, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Name me *ONE* thing the government does well…look at how the government has abused all the power bestowed upon them (especially Democrats) but the rinos help too. This is an item asking to be abused and , to quote someone..”transform” gun ownership. Pray there are no Red Flag laws.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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