We should also note a further point: The defense of the Electoral College is also the defense of the U.S. Senate. That is, if the architecture of the Electoral College is destroyed, then the architecture of the Senate, too, will be destroyed. And if so, we’d be looking at a truly radical change in the American system—the sort of change, of course, that AOC is working so hard to achieve.
“He acknowledged that it was difficult to find the right approach and to decipher what was allowed under the law, but he said it is possible for police agencies to figure it out if they put their minds to it. ”
“The fact that this event isn’t open to the public is another sign that Bloomberg plans on running a highly scripted campaign with lots of TV ads and press conferences, but not a lot of public interactions where things could go off-script very quickly. The last thing Bloomberg needs is for pro-Second Amendment survivors of mass shootings like Evan Todd showing up to tell Bloomberg why he’s wrong, as happened to Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke when he too attempted to use the shooting in Aurora to bolster his presidential campaign.”
In New York, “high capacity magazines” are defined as any magazine that can hold more than seven rounds.
“I will put almost anybody on the air unless they are actively threatening somebody,” Larson told TPM in a phone interview Tuesday. “Short of that,” he added, “I’ll put all the crazy on you want.”
Larson said he wanted to give his listeners an example of someone who, under Oregon’s new red flag law, was considered too dangerous to have guns.
Kohfield sounded “as though he could do violence against somebody,” Larson said, adding that many listeners wrote in after the program aired to say that Kohfield “sounded like a guy who should have his guns taken away.”
But, Larson argued to TPM, Kohfield’s rights had been infringed upon because he hadn’t made an imminent threat of violence.
“He didn’t cross the line,” Larson said, criticizing the red flag laws like the one used to confiscate Kohfield’s guns as reminiscent of “Minority Report.”
“Democrats advanced a new measure this week to encourage states to pass “red flag” laws authorizing the removal of guns and ammunition from individuals deemed as dangerous by any anonymous, unaccountable person, but it would not include the already existing lists of violent gang members. Republicans tried to add an amendment to include known gang members, but the Democrats will not permit it, despite the fact that gangs are causing most of the gun violence. The amendment failed.”
“Outrageously, per The San Diego Union-Tribune, Garmo’s activities had been known by his department and only resulted in a reprimand from Sheriff Bill Gore (formerly in charge of the attack on Randy Weaver’s family at Ruby Ridge) and a warning letter from the District Attorney, “a longtime political ally of Gore’s.” Garmo himself dismissed his activities as “truly a hobby for me, and it just got a little out of control.”
“Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods and a longtime Republican donor, is testing the waters for a possible third-party presidential bid that could scramble the dynamics of the 2020 general election.’
“Leftists have a right to protest, but they don’t have a right to shut down the free speech and assembly of other people,” the Oath Keepers‘ website states. “Nor do they have a right to assault people because they don’t like their politics. And yet that is the obvious, well-established pattern of behavior at nearly every Trump event, especially in major cities. We have a duty to protect our fellow Americans against such terrorism (and that’s exactly what it is), and we will. No American, of whatever political party, should have to worry about being violently assaulted as they attend a public political rally by thugs intent on suppressing their free speech and assembly.”
“This is still a country that is less revolutionary than it is interested in improvement,” Obama said. “They like seeing things improved. But the average American doesn’t think that we have to completely tear down the system and remake it. And I think it’s important for us not to lose sight of that.”