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Here's a proposal to solve the serious social and political problems in the #USA: #Partition.

Let's just use the 2020 Presidential Election Results as a basis.

Split the US to create two new countries, one for Blue America and one for Red America.

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The red states can be called URSA, or United Republican States of America, and the blue states can be called United States of Democratic America (USDA).

In blue states (USDA), #abortion would be a fundamental right; in red states (URSA), it would be illegal.

#Evolution would be taught in USDA, #Creationism in URSA.

#Opencarry guns would be a fundamental right in URSA; the #SecondAmendment would be abolished in USDA; no private guns.

In URSA, there would be a flat tax rate of 10%.

In USDA, the #top1percent would pay 99% tax.

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In "Using Bruen to Overturn New York Times v. Sullivan," @msmith750 and @xanderrhetoric write, "There is reason to think that the Court may seek to apply this historical tradition approach beyond the Second Amendment context . . .
. . . While the Court states its historical tradition approach applies in Second Amendment cases . . . the Court itself justifies its approach in Bruen by referring to other constitutional rights—including the First Amendment.”
The Article is now published in Pepperdine Law Review's Annual Volume and available to read here:

#law #lawreview #constitutionallaw #secondamendment #firstamendment #supremecourt
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We are back this afternoon as the legislature reconvenes!

We will bring you the important updates as the day progresses but right now here's a live look 👇👇👇

Anyone inside in there? Lights are off 💭 lol
Things starting to pick up here this afternoon:
-Senator @NebraskaMegan Hunt threatens Republican colleagues a few times
- Speaker Jon Arch says Hunt was late coming back from lunch, that's why she was skipped over

Sen. Hunt is consistently late in the mornings & for committees
Senator Hunt rudely attempts to speak while the Speaker has his time. Speaker Arch proceeds to say, "Please Senator."

Arch continues to say the session is not over (in response to Hunt earlier this morning)

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President Biden (@POTUS) announced an executive order to implement backdoor universal background registration checks (UBCs) WITHOUT CONGRESS OR A NEW LAW. 😠

This is a direct violation of the Constitution & will do NOTHING to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.
Data shows that a majority of denied NICS background checks are FALSE POSITIVES.

But yeah, let’s do MORE background checks through a failed and failing system and delay law abiding citizens access to firearms. Government logic. 🙄

Source: […]
Of course, @JoeBiden will also be spending $231 MILLION on publicity campaigns to teach EVERYONE how to “red flag” gun owners & have their guns confiscated.🚩🚩

For that, you can thank the @SenateGOP who voted for @JohnCornyn’s Compromise & the $1.7 trillion gov’t funding bill!
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1/ Who is to blame for America’s gun madness? The answer is simple… "GOP politicians on the take, greed driven gun manufacturers without a heart or soul, #ALEC, the #KochNetwork and a small minority of truly sick #gun addicts all have blood on their hands"
2/ "When #Koch became a leader of #ALEC back in 1995, ALEC's publications proudly touted its #gun agenda and the #SecondAmendment right to bear arms, in contrast to it's recent attempts to distance itself from this agenda."…
3/ In 2005, #NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer pushed the "Castle Doctrine" bill to create legal immunity for shooters claiming self-defense. It was "unanimously adopted by the private and public sector members at that meeting."

The bill came to be known as "Stand Your Ground" Image
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Why is @LinkedIn censoring ME over MY OWN QUOTE from the front page of @FoxNews this morning? What about ANY of it is misinformation? Big tech is out of control attacking & censoring @GunOwners!🤬

#SecondAmendment #WeAreNoCompromise #Censorship #BigTech #Section230
Here is @ATFHQ's internal "Zero Tolerance" manual they are using to drive as many gun stores out of business as possible⤵️…
And here is @ATFHQ admitting they have 920,664,765 out-of-business records in a database⤵️…
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Tonight, @JoeBiden will be delivering the #StateOfTheUnionAddress. He will try & frame gun owners as problematic & firearms as more than tools of self-defense. He will try & frame gun control as a win, but we know better & GOA will fight every gun control proposal Biden proposes.
@JoeBiden .@JoeBiden starts his #StateOfTheUnionAddress by thanking @LeaderMcConnell for their "bipartisan victories," AKA the gun control McConnell helped get passed. 🙄
Republicans working with @JoeBiden to pass the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization is just one more examples of @SenateGOP negotiating your gun rights away!
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1️- Massive 14.1% ATF Budget Increase to Facilitate Biden’s Pistol Ban

By the time this bill is passed, @ATFHQ will have increased by nearly 25% since the Trump Administration. This money rewards the Biden Administration's tyranny over gun owners. 😠
2️- 50% Budget Increase for ATF’s Tracing Center that Maintains an Illegal Near-Billion Record Gun Registry

18 U.S.C. 926(a)(3) makes federal gun registration illegal yet @ATFHQ has nearly a billion firearms, serial numbers, & gun owners names in a digital searchable database🤔
3️- $700+ Million in Funding Available to Bribe States to Pass “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Laws

A MASSIVE pool of grant money known as Byrne-Justice Assistance Grants are now available to fund state gun confiscation laws.

Thank @JohnCornyn for this #guncontrol!
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Victory for GOA members: Judge Suddaby strikes down the tyranny of New York state’s anti-concealed carry law as #unconstitutional under the #SecondAmendment!
Court strikes down “the provision requiring ‘good moral character’” to get government permission to carry a firearm in public for self-defense
Court strikes “the provision requiring the ‘names & contact info for the applicant’s spouse, or partner, any other adults residing in the home, including any adult children of the applicant, & whether or not there are minors, full time or part time, in the applicant’s home’”
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@MelissaRTodd Of course they do, why wouldn't they?

Americans have a #SecondAmendment right to carry #firearms, so they can #TakeDownTheGovernment if the #Government becomes #tyrannical. Ever since March 2020 I've been thinking what #ABloodyGoodIdea that was !!!

Wish we had a 2ndAmendment!
@MelissaRTodd Here's #NaomiRWolf, discussing her book, #TheEndOfAmerica:

Naomi taught me why #TheSecondAmendment is so important.
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Think it's just "assault weapons" affected by the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022? Think again. ✋

A vote on this legislation is imminent, Call your representative today and tell them to vote NO on the "assault weapons" ban—202.224.3121.

#wearenocompromise #secondamendment Image
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Um, yes it is - it's called the #SecondAmendment.

In fact, the supportive clause says so explicitly; the express purpose of a militia is to hunt human beings.
A brief grammar lesson for those who are in apparent need of such:

The active phrase of the #SecondAmendment simply reads "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed".

Fourteen simple words, but there's a LOT to unpack here.
In simplest terms, it means unequivocally that the US Government (and, by extension, State Governments) are expressly prohibited from making any general laws to limit, undermine, or otherwise encroach upon the public's #ConstitutionalRight to own and use firearms.
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My most recent article, "“A Well-Outfitted Militia: German-American Translations of the #SecondAmendment and Original Public Meaning," has been recommended for publication pending minor revisions. Image
This article stems from a previous thread of mine that I decided to develop a bit more, and here are the broad findings and what five German-American translations might tell us about original public understanding of the Second Amendment: Image
1. Even scholars who argue "collectivist/civic obligation" have noted that "well regulated" at the time meant "in good working order," not government oversight. The German translations (and original public understanding) confirm this.
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ICYMI: @Rep_Clyde & @RepTedBudd ROASTED @ATFHQ for the new "proposed rules," which are actually gun control by executive fiat

Reps. Clyde & Budd are the only Federal Firearms License holders (FFLs) in Congress! Check out their letter in defense of YOUR #SecondAmendment rights!⤵
"As federal firearm licensees turned Members of Congress, we see right through @ATFHQ's CHARADE to chip away at the #SecondAmendment & unilaterally expand its own influence and authority.

"We urge you to reverse course immediately. (1/7)
"It was Congress that defined the term 'firearm' in statute, not @ATFHQ

"But the ATF, through executive overreach, is positioning itself to blatantly usurp Congress's legislative authority by proposing broad & arbitrary definitions of industry terms[!] (2/7)
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BREAKING: 27 #SecondAmendment Caucus members provided public comments in opposition to @ATFHQ's Proposed Rule ATF 2021R-05 to:

🚫Prepare an illegal gun registry
🚫Regulate gun parts with background checks
🚫Serialize homemade firearms

🔗Link to…
The gun owners who submitted over 60,000 comments generated by @GunOwners are very pleased to be joined by these Representatives:

@RepThomasMassie @RepBoebert @laurenboebert @TXRandy14 @RepJeffDuncan @RepScottPerry @RepChipRoy @chiproytx @RepAlexMooney @replouiegohmert & (1/3)
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1/ In an exchange with some religious authorities of his day (Pharisees), Jesus was accused of breaking Jewish law about the Sabbath when he and his disciples were picking grain.
2/ His response included the assertion that "the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath" (Mk 2:27). In other words, God does not come up with laws and then create humans to keep them. God creates humans, then guards their well-being with things like Sabbath observance.
3/ This is one context in which I think about the problems of the #Originalism of people like #AmyConeyBarrett. It is something of a Pharisaic approach to the #Constitution, as if people exist to serve the interests of the Constitution rather than the other way around.
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1. The murder of Vanessa Guillen is one of many crimes at Ft. Hood that needs to be investigated.…

#justiceforvanessagullien #justiceforvanessa
2. The military is full of rape, as a soldier rapes someone every thirty minutes.…

More than half is male-to-male, and it all needs to be stopped.
3. The United States Air Force, in particular, is full of satanists, rapists, and child molesters.…
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Where do #SecondAmendment supporters stand on police using rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray on protesters? I have covered #NRA events and #2ndAmendment protests here in #Texas where protesters open carried and staged a mock mass shooting.…
I'm a registered Independent here in #Texas and am genuinely curious. And before you make assumptions, read what I've written about guns/gun rights, including this:…
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Just to be clear, when President Trump says "your 2nd Amendment", he means white people.
The second amendment states "the right of the people to keep and bear arms...". This amendment was passed in 1791 and Article I Section II of the US Constitution (ratified just three years prior - June 1788) defines the term "people" as white men.
I invite you to watch this 16 minute segment from a live stream I did after the third #DemocraticDebate regarding the #SecondAmendment.

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Hi #PA01 folks. I am live tweeting the @RepBrianFItz #Telephony #TownHall. I got included late, so we are joining in the midst of his intro speech.
#PA01 #Telephony #TownHall /1
@RepBrianFitz Our @RepBrianFitz is talking about something with educating girls, but I caught him at the end of it, so not sure of the details.
#PA01 #Telephony #TownHall /2
@RepBrianFitz Right now Fitz is asking a polling question about a ban of e-cigarettes. Because that is the most pressing issue of our day, amirite? #ImpeachmentInquiry
#PA01 #Telephony #TownHall /3
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Hey #MAGA folks and @NRA:

Why did the Founders put the word "regulated" in the Second Amendment?
Unreal to see the rage that ensues on the right from a simple question.

I grew up with guns, I was a hunter, I have actual militia training, but my priority is to protect innocent schoolkids, not to furiously defend my guns. If anyone is threatening your rights, it's the GOP.
Absolutely brilliant and essential reading on guns and the #SecondAmendment:…

(h/t @meechebucco)
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I wrote a long scholarly bio of Sandra Day O'Connor and RBG, Sisters in Law. Although most of the attention has been focused on Ginsburg, actually SOC tells the more relevant story in today's #Kavanaugh times. 1/
2/ SOC was always an odd fit; a symbolic powerhouse first woman on the Supreme Court, or the FWOTSC, as she called herself. She was technically supportive of abortion rights and voting w/ RBG on most women's cases at #SCOTUS, including in 1986 a vote for harassment victim Vinson
3/ but SOC was also a lifelong #Republican and an operative at that -- committeewoman, nominated to her first office by the #GOP committee, mentored by Barry Goldwater, William Rehnquist and Warren Burger were her sponsors on the #SCOTUS.
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Here’s where most reasonable people start w/ #guns: they’re only as deadly as the person who holds them. Millions use guns for hunting or target practice safely every day. Yet we cannot escape the fact that their sole design is to cause harm. This makes them worthy of scrutiny.
There are degrees of harm any #gun can cause. Hunting rifles (7mm, .300) are deadly but their scale of death is limited as compared to semi/automatic rifles. Pistols fall somewhere in the middle. So let’s give semi/auto rifles particular scrutiny.
Semi/automatic (S/A) rifles have no practical utility beyond maximizing death. They may be used for hunting but not by reasonable hunters who want meat. S/A guns are either weapons of war or used for thrill. The question: should we find other thrills given use in civilian deaths?
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