Quick Thought On Gun Confiscation

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In the wake of the Pulse Shooting, I’m seeing a constant theme:

People shouldn’t be allowed to have guns at all! #BanAssaultRifles #BanGuns

No, that’s not what you want. You want only the government to have guns. That’s really what you’re arguing. Not only would it take an army to take away all the guns that regular people have (tens of MILLIONS, if not a hundred or two), but that means you also support the guns being centralized in the hands of police, who you same people claim:

  • Police for profit
  • Are racist
  • Are biased
  • Are extremely trigger happy, and will gladly kill you if they want just “because”
  • Are corrupt
  • Could very well be controlled and run by people you do not like (aka Donald Trump)

I could go on, but that’s pointless.

You support this. This is what your argument boils down to. To deny it is idiotic. This is your arguments conclusion.

Rand Paul & His Many New Bills From This Week

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Rand Paul has been quite active this past week with a series of bills that have been introduced.

Here are three of the one’s that have caught my eye:

Gun Rights for Recipients of Social Security

Sen. Rand Paul has introduced a new bill aimed at stopping an Obama Administration move to strip seniors on Social Security of their gun rights.

The current White House deal would strip gun rights as follows:

The reporting would happen “in consultation with the Department of Justice” and would “cover appropriate records of the approximately 75,000 people each year who have a documented mental health issue, receive disability benefits, and are unable to manage those benefits because of their mental impairment.”

The Paul bill, if passed, would make sure that due process is followed when the case of a mental evaluation is taken for these people, instead of the current rubber-stamping of these cases by state mental health organizations. In addition, the Paul proposal would do the following:

  • Prohibits the sale or disposition of a firearm or ammunition to an individual that has been adjudicated as mentally incompetent or committed to a psychiatric hospital. Adjudication requires findings by a judicial officer or court and the individual receives notice to participate with counsel.
  • Within 90 days, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs must review and remove from NICS any veteran that has not been adjudicated as mentally incompetent. The Attorney General will certify that the removal of names has taken place.
  • Prevents the Social Security Administrator from reporting individuals to NICS unless individual has been adjudicated as mentally incompetent. Attorney General will conduct a yearly review to certify reported names have necessary documentation.
  • Attorney General must certify a state’s report indicating a person had been adjudicated as mentally incompetent prior to inclusion to NICS.
  • All individuals considered to no longer be adjudicated as mentally incompetent will be notified and have their rights restored .

Fighting the Heroin Epidemic

Rand Paul has been fighting for a bill that would expand the usage of a certain drug called Suboxone, which helps to lessen the dependence on heroin, allowing a person to better overcome it as a whole.

Currently, federal law only allows doctors to prescribe this drug to 50 patients in their first year with this drug, followed by 100 afterwords. The proposed legislation would expand the starting number to 500, thus allowing for more people to seek and receive actual treatment.

While it would be better to allow this to be prescribed more freely (without restriction, for their main concern is this drug being used in pill mills), this bill moves things in the right direction, and allows more people to seek out and receive treatment.

Economic Freedom Zone’s

Rand Paul has proposed the Economic Freedom Zones Act as an amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016. If passed, this amendment would allow for Economic Freedom Zones to be created in areas where there is poverty and little to no growth.

What would these economic freedom zones do for the people who live in them? Here is a brief overview of the changes:

The legislation would provide for a series of tax cuts, such as reducing the corporate and individual income tax to 5% and lowering payroll taxes by 2%. It would also ease regulation, such as suspending the Davis-Bacon wage requirements and streamlining the National Environmental Policy Act. The amendment would also give a $5,000 per child educational tax credit to parents.

What Is The Biggest Threat To America?

Author Note: Here is my article for Hypeline. Enjoy!

Great question. What really is the biggest threat to the United States? First, it’s important to say what isn’t. Here is what isn’t.

1. The Islamic State (ISIS)

Sure, ISIS keeps expanding, and gaining weapons that we gave the Iraqi Army, but guess what, they’re not that big of a threat to mainland USA. If you live in the states, you don’t fear an ISIS terrorist attack coming on a specific or really any day. The chances of you being killed by a cop are higher than being killed by a terrorist. Seriously.

2. Gun Confiscation

Yeah, that’s not happening anytime soon. Sure, some leftists would love that, but with Texas now going all in with Open Carry, and the NY Senate passing a bill rolling back some of the parts of the SAFE ACT, chances are, gun rights are going to be fine, and not really at risk in the US.

3. Russia

We get it: Putin hates the US, but the value of the Rubble is dropping. The Russian economy is in a mixed state, even as more sanctions are put on by the US and European nations. There is discontent in Russia with how Putin is doing, so worrying about Putin, while still maybe a good thing, isn’t the biggest thing we have to worry about.

4. China

Let’s jump down a bit south to China now. China is that one country we seem to benefit from in the form of cheap stuff, but really hates us deep down. China is being blamed for the cyber attack on the Government employee’s database. But, with trade deals happening around their borders, and a possible housing bubble of their own setting to burst, not even China is our biggest threat.

5. Republicans & Democrats

These two parties simply need to go, but I can’t even call them the biggest threat to the nation. Quite simply, they’ve both led the US into wars that didn’t do us any good, entered into entangling alliances we were warned not to do, and spent millennials futures into almost oblivion. But they still don’t fit the bill, no matter how much they stink.

So what is the biggest threat? I’ll tell you. It’s the NATIONAL DEBT.

The US National Debt sits at about $18.268 TRILLION upon writing this. Um, that’s a lot, and that amounts to:

  • $56,895 per citizen
  • $154,317 per tax payer

Do you got that kind of money? Because I don’t. And to continue on, the unpaid liabilities, aka stuff we guarunteed to others and have to pay for, is roughly… oh, it’s not that bad. It’s just $96,832 TRILLION. Okay, not even the Koch Brothers have that kind of money.

To put it simply, we owe a lot of money to a lot of places. A lot of it comes in loans from other countries. We have to pay them back at some point. What’s going to happen when they want their money back? We can’t afford to do it, let alone fund the current budget appropriations. To summarize, it is the biggest weak point we have, and thus, it is the biggest threat to the US.

If you’re not convinced, here’s a now-retired General saying the exact same thing: