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During a Wednesday night CNN town hall, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden stressed the Second Amendment is not “absolute.”

He made this point by contending, “no amendment is absolute.” He then argued limitations on First and Second Amendments in particular, citing curtailments on speech and firearms.

Breitbart News quoted Biden saying, “From the very beginning, the Founders said, ‘Not everyone is able to have a gun and you can’t have any weapon you want.’” He did not point a document in which actually showed the Founders making such a statement.

He followed that statement by taking to social media:

During a Monday night campaign speech Biden assured firearm manufacturers he was gunning for them, making clear he wants to open them up to lawsuits over the criminal misuse of their products. Breitbart News reported Biden referenced gun manufacturers and said, “I’m going to take you down.”

Author: Awr Hawkins

Source: Breitbart: Joe Biden: The Second Amendment Is Not ‘Absolute’

Virginia House Delegate Chris Hurst (D) blew a .085 on a blood-alcohol breathalyzer Saturday night but was let off with a warning.

10 WAVY reported the incident, noting “Christiansburg officials [said] Montgomery Democrat Chris Hurst was stopped at about 2 a.m. on Sunday and blew a result of .085, just above the legal limit.”

The officer who pulled Hurst over, Lt. Stephen Swecker, noticed the lawmaker’s eyes were allegedly “red” and there was “the odor of alcohol” coming from the car.

Swecker indicated he allowed Hurst to go after the preliminary .085 blood-alcohol reading because he believed Hurst’s blood-alcohol levels would have been below the legal limit by the time they reached the station for a formal test.

On Wednesday Hurst used a Facebook post to admit he made a “grave mistake.

He wrote:

I was pulled over by an officer with Christiansburg Police. After questioning my ability to drive, he asked for me to step out of the car and submit to a series of field sobriety tests. I fully complied and respected the officer’s request and completed those tests, including a breathalyzer test. My blood alcohol content was shown to be .085%. That is over the legal limit and I should not have been drinking and driving. My girlfriend also submitted to a breathalyzer test. She was under the legal limit and we were both told by the officer that we were free to go, providing that she drive us home.

Hurst added:

This experience has humbled me in a profound way, particularly hearing from so many who have been personally impacted by losing loved ones to drunk driving. While I knew the dangers of drinking and driving ahead of time, I displayed poor judgement and made a mistake. For so many, however, one mistake can mean the death of someone they love. I will take that fact with me in the future with renewed appreciation and respect. To those I have let down, I am deeply sorry. I will spend the remainder of my time in office working diligently to advocate for our community and regain any trust that I have lost.

Author: Awr Hawkins

Source: Breitbart: Gun Control VA Democrat Fails Breathalyzer While Driving, Let Go with Warning

Governor Jim Justice (R) on Tuesday invited Virginia counties weighed down by Democrat gun control to secede from the Old Dominion and become part of West Virginia.

WSET reports Justice referenced West Virginia’s emergence as a state in 1863, the result of seceding from overreaching Virginia Democrats at the time, and made clear the invitation for counties to secede which was extended then remains standing today.

During a joint press conference with Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Justice said, “A long time ago, the infringement of fundamental values” led to the formation of West Virginia. This point comes as Virginia Democrats continue their focused attack on Second Amendment rights; it comes as more than 100 local governments in Virginia have declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries in the face of infringement on fundamental gun rights.

Justice added, “West Virginia is an incredible state…If you’re not truly happy with where you are, we stand with open arms to take you from Virginia or wherever you may be. We stand strongly behind the Second Amendment, we stand strongly behind the unborn.”

On January 15, 2020, Breitbart News reported West Virginia lawmakers were pushing a resolution to allow Virginia counties to join the state.

The resolution, HRC 8, said in part:

Whereas, Article VI, Section 11 of The Constitution of the State of West Virginia explicitly permits additional territory to be admitted into, and become part of this state, with the consent of the Legislature and of a majority of the qualified voters of the state; and

Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia, under the conditions set forth in our state Constitution, specifically, with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitution.

The resolution was designed to secure a Special Session of state legislators to plan “a special election to provide for the approval of the admission, or, the rejection of such admission, of such county or independent city.”

Author: Awr Hawkins

Source: Breitbart: WV Governor Invites 2A Virginia Counties to Secede to His State

The House of Delegates’ Public Safety Committee on Friday passed a firearm store law and a bill limiting the number of handguns Virginians can purchase, among other gun controls.

WHSV reports the gun controls, “almost all… passed on a 13-9 party line vote,” with the Democrats voting for them and Republicans against.

Universal background checks were among the controls passed. Such checks criminalize a neighbor who sells a five-shot revolver to a lifelong neighbor without first getting government permission via a background check. While making criminals out of the law-abiding, they do nothing to stop gang members and street criminals from selling stolen guns to one another in dark alleys, drug houses, and parking lots.

Del. Mark Levine (D-45th Dist.) boasted the committee also passed a bill allowing local municipalities to enact gun bans for certain areas whether the state legislature enacts such bans or not. The bill particularly allows local municipalities to ban concealed carry in parks and public buildings. In other words, the bill, should it pass, would allow local municipalities to ban carry by those who have gone through the legal process of acquiring a license to carry for self-defense.

Ironically, the May 31, 2019, Virginia Beach shooting occurred in a building where employees were banned from carrying guns for self-defense. The Crime Prevention Research Center reported: “Virginia Beach bans employees from being able to carry guns. In addition, while it was indeed possible for a civilian to enter the ‘Operations Building’ where the attack occurred, the ‘Operations Building,’ as its name suggests, was a building where virtually only employees would be in.”

But one city employee ignored the ban, carrying in two .45 caliber handguns into the gun free area in order and inflicting death on the unarmed.

Author: Awr Hawkins

Source: Breitbart: VA House Committee Passes Firearm Storage Law, Handgun Purchase Limit

President Donald Trump tweeted about the White Settlement, Texas, church shooting on Monday night, noting that armed “heroes” saved lives.

On December 29, 2019, Breitbart News reported that a gunman opened fire in church only to be killed by a good guy with gun. That good guy turned out to be Jack Wilson, a gun range owner who is also part of the church security team.

The New York Times reports that multiple other congregants also drew their guns, among them a female parishioner who “calmly guided terrified churchgoers to safety as the pastor crawled down from the pulpit on all fours.”

President Trump reacted to the actions of the armed parishioners by tweeting:

Following the November 5, 2017, Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed legislation allowing concealed carriers to be armed in church for self-defense. In September, during a campaign stop in Iowa, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden referenced the Texas law allowing armed parishioners and called it “irrational.”

Trump praised armed parishioners for taking out Sunday’s attacker.

Author: Awr Hawkins

Source: Breitbart: Trump: Armed ‘Heroes’ Saved Lives in Texas Church

Police indicate that seven people were shot overnight in Democrat-controlled Baltimore.

WBAL-TV reports that officers responded to reports of a shooting around 2 a.m. Sunday. Upon arriving they consequently
“found three adult men and a 17-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds.”

While investigating the scene officers were told of two other victims, “a 22-year-old man and another 17-year-old boy,” both of whom had walked to hospital facilities for medical treatment.

A seventh shooting victim sought medical treatment hours later.

On December 22, 2019 Breitbart News reported that 13 people were at gun violence memorial in Democrat-controlled Chicago.

Fox News reported that the age of the wounded in Chicago ranged from 16 to 48 and police indicate there were multiple shooters.

Author: Awr Hawkins

Source: Breitbart: Seven Shot Overnight in Democrat-Controlled Baltimore

During a Concord, New Hampshire, campaign stop Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden criticized the ownership of magazines that hold “100 clips.”

Ironically, leftists often refer to ammunition feeding devices as “clips” instead of magazines, but Biden used the word “clips” in place of bullets. He realized his mistake and corrected himself.

CSPAN published video from the campaign stop, where Biden said, “I believe in the Second Amendment, but nobody says you can have a magazine with 100 clips in it.” He quickly added, “100 bullets in it.”

On November 5, Breitbart News reported Biden’s demand that the U.S. Senate vote on Democrat g

On October 29, Breitbart News reported Biden’s plan that AR-15 and “high capacity” magazine owners either surrender their rifles and feeding devices to law enforcement, or register them with the government.

On October 5, Breitbart News reported that Biden wants people to be able to sue firearm manufacturers for crimes committed with their products. The manufacturers of firearms that are legally made and sold are currently protected from frivolous suits via the Pr

Author: Awr Hawkins

Source: Breitbart: Joe Biden: No One Needs a ‘Magazine with 100 Clips in It’

A poll conducted by The Hill/Harris X shows Democrat voters are the driving force behind confiscatory AR-15 policies like those espoused by Robert “Beto” O’Rourke.

The poll, reported by The Hill, shows that 82 percent of Democrat voters support “a mandatory buyback program” for AR-15s and AK-47s. Fifty-one percent of Independent voters also voiced support for mandatory buybacks, but fewer than four in 10 Republican voters were on board.

The poll was conducted over September 20-21 across a sample of 1,000 registered voters.

O’Rourke set forth his confiscatory intentions on numerous occasions. On September 2, 2019, he addressed fears he planned on taking away AR-15s and AK-47s by saying, “I want to be clear: That’s exactly what we’re going to do. Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell their assault weapons. All of them.” Then, during the September 12, 2019, Democrat debate he said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”

Numerous establishment media outlets gave O’Rourke the opportunity to clarify his confiscatory talk, but each time he doubled down instead of easing his language.

Now The Hill reports that Democrat voters support such a confiscatory approach.

Author: Awr Hawkins

Source: Breitbart: Poll: Eight Out of 10 Democrat Voters Support Confiscatory AR-15 Buybacks

With sales falling after the implementation of corporate gun control Dick’s Sporting Goods may have to close 35 stores across 18 states.

The option of the closing the stores was revealed during a retail conference question and answer session with Goldman Sachs.

Dick’s Chief Financial Officer Lee Belitsky made clear no more of the company’s Field & Stream stores would be built and CEO Edward Stack went even further, floating the option of the closing the Field & Stream stores that exist already.

Stack said:

My sense is that we can either take a look at closing that store, that concept or reconceptualizing it into a more of an outdoor type concept and we’re taking a look at all of these things and by the end of – the peak of the hunting season is coming up in – and basically, the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth quarter and as we move into the end of the fourth quarter, we’ll make a decision as to what we’re going to do.

Stack explained the corporate gun control Dick’s adopted in February, which precipitated the slumping sales:

What we said is, we would not sell any of the assault-style rifles, we wouldn’t sell high-capacity magazines. We’d never sold bumps stocks which turn a semiautomatic weapon into basically an automatic weapon, and we wouldn’t sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age.

Additionally, Dick’s followed its decision to quit selling commonly owned semiautomatic rifles by destroying the unsold rifles in stock, rather than sending them back to the manufacturer. They did the same thing with “high capacity” magazines in their inventory. And on August 31, Breitbart News reported that Dick’s would begin removing “hunt products” from certain stores.

With sales falling, Dick’s now faces the option of closing its Field & Stream stores altogether. The Washington Free Beacon reports that Dick’s has 35 such stores across 18 states.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

Author: AWR Hawkins

Source: Breitbart: Corporate Gun Control Fail: Dick’s May Have to Close 35 Stores Across 18 States

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