American Medical Association Calls for Nationwide Ban of All Assault Rifles and High Capacity Guns

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In an unusual departure from its historical focus on health and medicine, the American Medical Association (AMA) is now calling for bans, confiscation, and forced registration of guns. Arguably political, the AMA’s proclamation mirrors the strict gun control measures found throughout the United Kingdom, which critics say are blatantly unconstitutional in the United States.

The AMA is not alone in the fight to wrangle guns from the hands of citizens. Representatives Ted Deutch (D – Fla), Jim Langevin (D – R.I.), and Gwen Moore (D – Wis.) recently proposed legislation weaponizing the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to go after gun dealers. The lawmakers have proposed the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act, known in the House as House Bill 6075. Their proposal seeks to:

  1. Authorize increased ATF inspections of gun dealers to ensure compliance standards are met.
  2. Strengthen penalties for falsifying gun sales records, including longer prison sentences for violators.
  3. Add new types of civil sanctions for gun dealers who violate ATF regulations.
  4. Permit ATF discretion in issuing gun licenses.
  5. Allow ATF to require dealers to conduct physical inventories if more than ten crime guns are traced back to them.

The AMA now wants to expand existing gun confiscation programs already in effect in some states by having the federal government create an “instant” background check database, which would include anyone and everyone who has ever had a restraining order placed on them. Such restraining orders bypass due process as neither a judge nor a jury has decided whether or not the individual poses a threat or is simply the victim of someone with a vendetta or civil case against them.

The AMA now wants all domestic violence restraining orders, including ex-boyfriends/girlfriends to be added to the instant background check database to be run by the federal government. The medical association also wants to keep schools gun-free—negating propositions to arm teachers—and it is presenting specific instructions on how it wants guns to be regulated.

The association used gun death statistics as an impetus to call for the ban on “the sale and ownership to the public of all assault-type weapons, bump stocks and related devices, high-capacity magazines, and armor-piercing bullets.” Such guns are currently being used to eradicate the wild boar infestation throughout the United States, but never mind that fact, they look scary to non-gun folks and therefore, presumably, must be banned. Additionally, the AMA wants guns to stay out of the hands of anyone younger than 21—military excluded, of course—detailed in the following manner:

  1. Support banning the possession and use of firearms and ammunition by unsupervised youths under the age of 21.
  2. Support banning the sales of firearms and ammunition from licensed and unlicensed dealers to those under the age of 21—excluding certain categories of individuals, such as military and law enforcement personnel.
  3. Oppose “concealed carry reciprocity” federal legislation that would require all states to recognize concealed-carry firearm permits granted by other states and that would allow citizens with concealed gun carry permits in one state to carry guns across state lines into states that have stricter laws.

While all of the proposals are written to ostensibly sound like “common sense gun measures,” law-abiding Americans currently enjoy hunting, sometimes alone, and they are under 21. Some kids have grown up hunting, know how to handle a firearm, and shouldn’t be forced to wait until they are 21 to hunt by themselves unsupervised.

Private gun sales take place all of the time without forcing law-abiding citizens to get permission from their sheriff to do so. Selling grandpa’s shotgun under the new proposals would be impossible. Adding to the lunacy of the proposals is the fact that Americans cannot defend themselves when they travel across state lines.

For example, a law-abiding Arizonan currently cannot take their handgun to California to keep their families safe while traveling. A national right-to-carry permit is what is needed to ensure law-abiding citizens do not instantly become felons when going on vacation. Such freedoms are under threat if the AMA and gun-grabbing, gun-hating lawmakers have their way.

With the AMA now calling for the most restrictive gun control measures the country has ever seen, and proposals empowering the ATF to go after gun dealers, in the very near future, few Americans could hardly expect to be able to waltz into a local Walmart, buy a shotgun, and put deer meat on the dinner table. Unless, of course, they wish to be subjected to a national watch list, having their criminal, health, psychological, and social backgrounds scrutinized, and the decision of whether or not they can buy a gun be approved by artificial intelligence—hypothetically speaking, of course. In other words, the AMA and members of the government want more control over your already afforded constitutional rights.

The slow and steady methodical chipping away at constitutional rights is taking place all across the country with disastrous results in gun-free-zones, such as Chicago. Guns are banned there already, yet criminals enjoy freely killing, maiming, and injuring law-abiding citizens at will. Why? Because law-abiding Americans are defenseless against criminals with guns. Such propositions by lawmakers and a medical association—which should be more focused on expunging antidepressants and other psychotropics known to cause gun violence, mass murder, and suicides—are further proof that, as The Free Thought Project has reported, “They are coming for your guns.”

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New Copyright Law Could Make Current and Future Internet Memes Illegal to Share

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Posting memes, remixes, and other similar content could soon be banned from the web in the European Union, according to critics who are speaking out against a recently proposed copyright law.

The law, known as the “Copyright Directive,” will be voted on later this month by the European Parliament, and lawmakers suggest that this will protect content creators in the internet age. However, one of the primary reasons why the internet age has brought us so much innovation and novelty is because of the fact that such a large aggregate of people are able to share their ideas and build upon the ideas of others to create something uniquely special.

Article 13 of the proposed bill calls on platform providers such as Google, Facebook, and web hosts to “take measures to ensure the functioning of agreements concluded with rights-holders for the use of their works”.

This type of policy would create a slippery slope that could very quickly lead to a situation where platforms are required to add a filter for the content that is shared through them, which will restrict the ability for creators to do something as simple as creating a meme or a remix of a song.

When the law was first suggested, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and 56 other civil society organizations sent an open letter to European lawmakers, warning of the possible implications of this law.

The letter reads:

“Article 13 introduces new obligations on internet service providers that share and store user-generated content, such as video or photo-sharing platforms or even creative writing websites, including obligations to filter uploads to their services. Article 13 appears to provoke such legal uncertainty that online services will have no other option than to monitor, filter and block EU citizens’ communications if they are to have any chance of staying in business. …

Article 13 would force these companies to actively monitor their users’ content, which contradicts the “no general obligation to monitor” rules in the Electronic Commerce Directive. The requirement to install a system for filtering electronic communications has twice been rejected by the Court of Justice, in the cases Scarlet Extended (C 70/10) and Netlog/Sabam (C 360/10). Therefore, a legislative provision that requires internet companies to install a filtering system would almost certainly be rejected by the Court of Justice because it would contravene the requirement that a fair balance be struck between the right to intellectual property on the one hand, and the freedom to conduct business and the right to freedom of expression, such as to receive or impart information, on the other.”

Last week, Jim Killock, executive director of the UK’s Open Rights Group, told the BBC that “Article 13 will create a ‘Robo-copyright’ regime, where machines zap anything they identify as breaking copyright rules, despite legal bans on laws that require ‘general monitoring’ of users to protect their privacy. Unfortunately, while machines can spot duplicate uploads of Beyonce songs, they can’t spot parodies, understand memes that use copyright images, or make any kind of cultural judgment about what creative people are doing. We see this all too often on YouTube already.”

Add to that, the EU wants to apply the Robocop approach to extremism, hate speech, and anything else they think can get away with, once they put it in place for copyright. This would be disastrous,” Killock added.

Intellectual property is often sold as a legal measure to protect artists from scammers who may attempt to replicate their brand, but more often than not these types of legal avenues are taken advantage of by opportunists and exploited by publishers to the detriment of truly creative people. In the past, it was nearly impossible to implement such control over the internet, but now with complicated algorithms and the compliance of silicon valley tech companies, freedom on the internet is under constant threats.

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Sicko Cop Arrested for Repeatedly Raping 4yo Girl, Threatening Mom with Deportation if She Told

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San Antonio, TX — As the immigration controversy continues to escalate and children are pulled from their mother’s arms to be thrown in cages, psychopaths who abuse their authority are using this time to prey on the weak. One such case of this horrific abuse became evident this week in San Antonio as a police officer was caught repeatedly raping a toddler whilst threatening her undocumented mother with deportation if she spoke up about it.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar made an announcement this week noting that one of his deputies had been arrested for the repeated rape of a 4-year-old girl. Deputy Jose Nunez, 47, was arrested over the weekend and charged with super aggravated sexual assault.

Using his position of authority, Nunez preyed on a small child. When the child told her mother and the mother confronted Nunez, he abused his authority once more and threatened to have the undocumented mother deported if she reported him.

“The details of the case are quite frankly heartbreaking, disturbing, disgusting and infuriating all at the same time,” the sheriff said.

According to police, the girl made an outcry to her mom over the weekend. Knowing that she couldn’t trust police because Nunez had threatened her, the girl’s mother went to the fire department to make a report.

The alleged abuse had been going on for months according to police. How Nunez was able to gain contact with the girl was not immediately clear but it is clear that Nunez used his position as a law enforcement officer to threaten the mother into silence. Thankfully, however, the mom was not willing to stay silent on the abuse.

According to the sheriff, the mother has been granted temporary protection so that she is not deported while the criminal case is underway.

“The little girl now is safe, and we’re continuing to process the case,” Salazar said.

During a press conference on Sunday, Salazar said that he believes there could be more victims. He urged anyone with information on this predator cop to come forward and cal the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at 210-335-6070.

Salazar told reporters that they are conducting an internal investigation as well.

Sadly, because of the United State’s policy on child immigrants, abuse like this is likely rife and parents have little to no recourse to stop it because reporting it means they could possibly lose their child altogether.

As TFTP has reported, the crackdown on illegal immigration is separating children from their parents at an alarming rate. Private prison companies are converting old Walmarts into detention centers in which hundreds of children are housed in horrifying conditions.

These young children who are forcefully separated from their parents are treated like prisoners and taken to detention centers where they are forced to live among hundreds of other children they have never met.

The individual cases are horrific, and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal recently shed light on her experience visiting a facility near Seattle where she met with more than 170 women who were taken into custody near the southern U.S. border.

“Thirty to 40 percent of these women came with children who had been forcibly taken away from them. None got a chance to say goodbye to their children—they were forcibly taken away,” Jayapal told The Nation. “One said she was deceived because they were in detention together. Then the CBP officers told her she was going out to get her photograph taken. When she came back, she was put in a different room, and she never got to see the child again. Some of them said they could hear their children screaming for them in the next room.”

As the case out of San Antonio illustrates, those in positions of power are able to prey on the children of undocumented parents and use their “illegal alien” status against them. As TFTP reported last month, nearly 1,500 of these children are unaccounted for, fostering suspicions of kidnapping and child trafficking.

Sadly, because undocumented people are often dehumanized by the media and politicians, many people seem to look the other way in the face of this abuse. Hopefully, Nunez’ case is able to shine some much needed light into this vast pit of darkness.

 

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WATCH: Tough-On-Crime State Rep. Who Pushed Laws to Benefit Cops, Gets DWI—Despite Begging

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Albuquerque, NM — Body camera footage has been released that shows tough-on-crime, pro-law enforcement Republican state Rep. Monica Youngblood, 41, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, crying and pleading with an officer at a DWI checkpoint during her arrest—which subsequently resulted in a review by the state attorney general of the politician using her position in an attempt to get out of arrest.

State Attorney General Balderas launched the probe after the state Democratic Party accused Youngblood of using her political position to get out of her arrest.

“Rep. Youngblood was elected to use her position to help her constituents, not put them in harms way and then attempt to get out of an arrest by citing her legislative actions,” Democrat Marg Elliston, who referred Youngblood for investigation, said in a statement.

After she was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, Youngblood can be heard crying and pleading with the Albuquerque police officer who had arrested her, telling the officer she is a staunch law enforcement advocate, and noting she had written legislation to protect cops.

So many people tell me that you guys treat people of color like shit and I always stood up for you,” Youngblood can be heard telling officer Joshua Montaño.

I literally fight for you guys,” she told Montaño at one point. The officer replied, “Well, that doesn’t make it OK to drink and drive.”

Footage of the encounter showed Youngblood refusing to take a breath alcohol test after an officer handcuffed her following failed field sobriety tests at a DWI checkpoint. The officer stated in his report that Youngblood smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot watery eyes. Under the “implied consent” law in New Mexico, drivers can be charged with aggravated DWI for refusal to submit to a breath or blood test if police believe the person to be intoxicated.

During the incident, Youngblood told the officer that she had not been drinking that night but that she had been in an argument with her boyfriend. The legislator voluntarily submitted to field sobriety tests, including standing on one leg, counting backward and walking a line.

Officer Montaño told Youngblood that the tests were “not pass-or-fail tests” but were used to check for certain clues of intoxication, and while Youngblood maintained her innocence, the officer told her, “you exhibited quite a bit of those clues.”

While being processed by the office, Youngblood proceeded to tout her support for police as a legislator, specifically mentioning that she had sponsored a bill to reinstate the death penalty for murdering law enforcement officers.

Ironically, Just Police Videos reported that the politician has also sponsored legislation that would toughen the penalties for aggravated drunken drivers and legislation that would not allow those arrested on suspicion of aggravated drunken driving to be released on their own recognizance—which she was after her arrest.

Youngblood was booked on one count of aggravated DWI for declining a breath test and released. She plead not guilty during an arraignment on June 13. If convicted, she faces a mandatory 48 hours in jail.

It never ceases to amaze, how a tough-on-crime politician wants special treatment when faced with the eventuality of their own creation. In many ways, this case is similar to that of Texas Appeals Court Judge Nora Longoria, who was caught going just over the speed limit while traveling drunk in her Lexus late one evening. When she was pulled over by police she immediately flashed her badge and told them that she was a judge.

Longoria had plainly admitted to drinking at least five beers before getting behind the wheel, expecting that her badge would grant her extra rights—specifically the right to drive drunk. It is also important to point out that if she said she had five, then she probably had 12 beers.

She then pleaded with police not to arrest her and was almost charged with resisting arrest because she would not allow them to put handcuffs on her.

“Please let me go home. I live a couple of miles away … you are going to ruin my life. I worked hard for 25 years to be where I am today,” she told police.

On November 20, Longoria’s pleas were answered by Judge Rolando Cantu of the Hidalgo County Court, when he dismissed her case, revealing that those that who are in a position of power are not treated in the same manner as the rest of the public.

Later, in a public admonishment, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct condemned Longoria’s attempt to use her position to get out of the ticket—but still chose to give her the lowest punishment offered by the commission.

While it looks like Youngblood will not get the same treatment as Longoria, both cases explicitly highlight just how the power-elite—whether on a local or national level—seem to believe themselves to simply be above the law.

Youngblood is up for re-election in November.

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Trump defends North Korea summit, trashes media: 'We got so much for peace in the world'

As other politicians prepared for Sunday morning talk shows, President Trump circumvented the traditional press circuit once again by tweeting a blue streak on the North Korea summit and, from his perspective, the media’s failure to properly acknowledge his successes.

He repeatedly defended the highly publicized meeting in Singapore last week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un against criticisms that it was primarily a spectacle that yielded few tangible results. Trump said Kim agreed to stop testing nuclear weapons and rockets and to return hostages.

Trump specifically pushed back against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who said on the Senate floor that the summit was more show than substance. To make his point, Schumer used an old Texas phrase “all hat, no cattle” but got the order wrong — hence, “all cattle, no hat.” Trump, not one to let the mistakes of his opponents slide, quoted the error back to Schumer while defending the summit.

Trump claimed there was “a coordinated effort” among news outlets to insist that Trump gave up “sooo much” in the negotiation process by meeting with Kim, and he said they focus on this point because they have nothing else to criticize. He also elaborated on his proposal for the United States and South Korea to stop running war games in the region, which he called needlessly provocative and expensive when trying to conduct negotiations in good faith. Pyongyang has long asked for an end to the war games, which are joint military exercises to prepare South Korean and American forces for the possibility of actual warfare.

Trump suggested that the agreement to denuclearize the Korean peninsula is being celebrated throughout Asia and that only political partisans in the United States would rather see this deal fall through than see the president succeed — even if it saves millions of lives.

Throughout the morning tweets, Trump boasted about how well the economy has been doing under his watch, claimed that he has a wonderful relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel despite news coverage, and reiterated his accusation that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is a witch hunt.

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