Poking the tiger: Congressman proposes US recognition of Taiwan as a ‘sovereign and independent country’

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A California congressman has put forth a resolution proposing that the US recognize the island of Taiwan as a “sovereign and independent country.” The move is sure to anger China, which considers Taiwan to be a rogue province.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) submitted a ‘sense of Congress’ resolution to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, urging the US to declare the ‘One China’ policy “effectively obsolete” and recognize the “obvious reality” that Taiwan has been an independent country for over 50 years.

The US should also “aggressively support Taiwan’s full participation in the United Nations and any other international organizations of which the United States is a member, and for which statehood is a requirement for membership,” says the resolution, which was posted on the website of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA).

The government in Taipei welcomed Rohrabacher’s proposal. Regine Chen, a senior official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Focus Taiwan news channel that Taipei will “continue to work closely with our friends in the US Congress over the latest developments regarding the proposal.”

Rohrabacher’s initiative comes just a week after the US-funded American Institute of Taiwan (AIT) unveiled its new $256 million headquarters in Taipei, over Chinese protests. The US-based nonprofit acts as a de facto embassy of Washington on the disputed island.

“This trend is highly dangerous for Sino-US relations and regional peace, since the Chinese mainland will make no compromise on the Taiwan question,” Da Wei, director of the Institute of American Studies at the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, told the Global Times on Thursday.

“China will not retaliate against every single provocative move from the US, but when the provocations have accumulated and reached a specific level, China will no longer keep silent and may take countermeasures, which might surprise the US,” Da told the English-language Chinese daily.

Rohrabacher’s proposal comes at a time when the Trump administration has escalated the trade conflict with Beijing, with tariffs and counter-tariffs on $100 billion worth of Chinese and US goods scheduled to take effect on July 6.

Diao Daming, a US expert who teaches at the Renmin University of China, told the Global Times that Rohrabacher’s resolution is part of a trend in Washington, pointing to the January op-ed by the new National Security Adviser John Bolton, who also called for revisiting the ‘One China’ policy.

In March, US President Donald Trump signed a law promoting business and diplomatic exchanges with Taiwan, which also drew protests from Beijing.

The US has adhered to a ‘One China’ policy since 1972. The Shanghai Communique, signed during President Richard Nixon’s visit to China, says that Washington “acknowledges that Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China.”

The Chinese constitution calls Taiwan “part of the sacred territory of the People’s Republic of China” and calls for “reunifying the motherland.”

Taiwan was ceded to Japan in 1895, following the Chinese defeat in the Sino-Japanese war. US ships ferried the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist) forces to the island in 1945, to accept the surrender of the Japanese forces. The island became a refuge for the nationalists in 1949, after Mao Zedong’s Communist forces triumphed in the Chinese Civil War. The Taiwan-based Republic of China lost its UN seat in 1971, however, when the People’s Republic of China was recognized as the legitimate government.

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Congressman seeks US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in Golan Heights

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Congressman Exposes ‘Secretive’ USDA Experiments that are Incinerating Hundreds of Kittens

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Prince George’s County, MD — Rep. Mike Bishop, a Republican representing Michigan’s 8th District, is exposing a program that he calls “secretive and problematic” within the U.S. Department of Agriculture in which hundreds of kittens are being incinerated in Maryland.

According to the USDA, the breeding and subsequent mass killing of kittens is essential to understanding and combating a dangerous parasite. However, citing inhumane procedures and wasted taxpayer funds, Bishop has called for an official investigation into the program.

On Tuesday, Bishop sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue citing his and other’s concerns on how the kitten are being used in the program.

As WTOP reports, according to the letter, Bishop says that his office reviewed documents about a research project on toxoplasmosis conducted at the USDA’s Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland.

The secret experiments were brought to light after a Freedom of Information Act request was filed by the anti-animal research group White Coat Waste Project.

According to Bishop, the experiments involve breeding hundreds of kittens, feeding them parasite infected raw meet for several weeks and then burning them. The kittens are essentially test tubes as they are only bred so that their feces can be used in later experiments.

“I’m shocked and disturbed that for decades the USDA — the very organization charged with enforcing animal welfare laws — has been unnecessarily killing hundreds of kittens in expensive and inefficient lab experiments,” Bishop said in a statement.

“Any government research program like this one that’s been funded since the Nixon administration needs to be put under the microscope, especially when it involves using kittens as disposable test tubes in harmful tests that most taxpayers oppose.”

According to Bishop, the USDA protocol indicates that the cats who are fed the infected meat do not become sick. Bishop’s letter demands to know the cost to the taxpayer, the precise number of kittens used, pain reporting to see how bad the kittens are suffering, and alternatives to using kittens and possible adoption procedures.

“It appears that this project uses kittens as test tubes,” Bishop wrote. “Put simply, it creates life to destroy life. While I support the objective of making food safer and protecting people and animals from infectious diseases, we must ensure taxpayer dollars are used effectively, efficiently, and humanely.”

After receiving the letter on Tuesday, Kim Kaplan of the USDA responded by claiming that the use of cats is “essential to the success of this critical research,” and that “the estimate of 100 cats used in the research … is a serious overestimation.”

Kaplan also explained that the cats cannot be adopted out because even though they may not be infected they still pose a risk to others through their fecal matter.

However, expert authorities–including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–agree that the Toxoplasma-exposed cats are safe and adoptable because after just one Toxoplasma exposure, cats shed the parasite, become immune and won’t transmit to humans or other animals, according to the White Coat Waste Project.

As to why they use kittens, the USDA explained, “only cats are found to excrete the environmentally resistant stage of the parasite.”

In regard to the incineration of kittens, cost to taxpayers, and pain reporting, however, the USDA chose to remain silent, only stating that the lab “complies with best management practices in animal research.”

Naturally, no one wants to ingest harmful parasites and get sick and the research likely provides some benefit in this regard. However, the length of time that it has been going on indicates that the research is either ineffective or the program is merely trying to justify its funding by continuing experiments.

According to Bishop, the research has been ongoing at the USDA since 1982, and at 100 kittens a year, the death toll is staggering.

As the WCWP points out, these deadly, decades-old taxpayer-funded kitten experiments also continue despite criticism from veterinary experts who call the kitten model “difficult and expensive,” say it raises “ethical concerns,” and are advocating for development on in vitro models.

If this was a private corporation doing this exact same thing, the USDA would likely be stepping in to stop it. However, because they are the government, they can do as they wish.

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FLASHBACK: Collusion! Ex-California Democrat congressman worked for Russian lawyer involved in Trump Jr scandal

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Ever since they lost the election, the Dems have been hard at working constructing an alternate reality in which they were longtime opponents of Putin, rather than appeasers.

The only trouble with that fake reality is… reality.

Every time they dig up a new angle, it backfires. And their latest incarnation of the scandal is another case in point.

Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Dellums, who represented liberal San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., is a long-time darling of left-wing political activists. He served 13 terms in Congress as an African-American firebrand and proudly called himself a socialist. He retired in 1996.

The former congressman is one of several high-profile Democratic partisans who was on Veselnitskaya’s payroll, working to defeat a law that is the hated object of a personal vendetta waged by Russian President Vladimir Putin….

This is not the first time Dellums’ advanced the interests of dictatorships. As a congressman, he was fond of Cuban President Fidel Castro, and he supported Cuba’s military intervention in Africa.

Dellums also sued President George W. Bush’s 1991 military effort to liberate Kuwait after Saddam Hussein invaded the country.

This is the typical sort of treason that lefties are usually involved in. And it’s why they make such excellently useful fifth columnists.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

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GOP Congressman Doug Lamborn Thrown Off The Ballot For 2018

Colorado GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn won’t be on the ballot as a Republican in 2018 after the state’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that one of his petition gatherers wasn’t a Colorado resident.

Five Republicans living in Lamborn’s district had challenged his candidacy earlier this month, arguing he hadn’t properly collected the 1,000 signatures necessary to make the ballot. A lower court had knocked off just 58 signatures, leaving Lamborn with enough to qualify for the ballot. But the state Supreme Court said more than 200 additional signatures were collected by an ineligible petition gatherer and booted Lamborn from the ballot for the June 26 primary.

“We recognize the gravity of this conclusion, but Colorado law does not permit us to conclude otherwise,” the court wrote in a 26-page opinion.

The ruling bars Lamborn for running on the ballot as a Republican. He could challenge the ruling, or potentially mount a re-election bid as an independent.

“We are disappointed by the outcome and we believe it was wrongly decided,” a representative from Lamborn’s campaign told Gray Television News’ D.C. bureau. The campaign will reportedly turn to federal court, seeking to overturn “the part of Colorado law that deprives voters who have petitioned to have Congressman Lamborn on the ballot of their Constitutional rights.”

The decision potentially opens up a lane for Darryl Glenn, an El Paso County Commissioner and Air Force veteran who was the GOP nominee against Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in 2016. Glenn had announced a primary challenge to Lamborn late last year. State Sen. Owen Hill, another Air Force veteran, is also challenging the incumbent.

Lamborn’s attorney didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. In an earlier statement on the case, the campaign blamed the legal issues on “political tricks” by political allies of Hill.

Lamborn’s district, which is based around heavily conservative Colorado Springs, isn’t considered a Democratic pickup opportunity and isn’t a DCCC target. President Donald Trump won the district in 2016 with 57 percent of the vote to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s 33 percent.

While Lamborn had typically cruised to general election victories, he had faced prior scares in GOP primaries. He originally won the seat with a plurality in a three-way contest and earned just 52 percent of the vote in 2014.  

Many states require petition gatherers to be registered voters in the state. But Colorado has a looser standard, simply requiring “significant ties” to the state, and the lower court had suggested a petition gatherer’s intent to live in Colorado was sufficient. The Supreme Court disagreed, noting the petition gatherer didn’t have a place to live in the state.

The firm Lamborn hired to gather signatures, Kennedy Enterprises, is also at the center of a controversy in the governor’s race. State Treasurer Walker Stapleton, the GOP frontrunner and a cousin of former President George W. Bush, qualified for the ballot through a convention after determining Kennedy Enterprises had committed fraud while gathering signatures for him.

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office told the Denver Post they feared Lamborn could challenge the legality of the residency requirement in federal court.

“The Colorado Supreme Court just provided an avenue to have a federal court strike down residency requirements for candidate circulators,” Deputy Colorado Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert told the paper.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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The Purge Is Here-Can 42 Congressman and 82 Mexican Politicians be Wrong?

There are some basic truisms that must be established before presenting the case that American society is about to be overrun by a combination of the same terrorist forces and paramilitary gorups that have overrun Mexico. These forces would be the end result of the marriage between the cartels and the most infamous terrorists in the world. Mix in the Russians and American Deep State support and one has the makings of a quite an army, a Red Dawn Army.

In previous articles during the course of April 2018, available through the search engine at the Common Sense Show (ie search term-Red Dawn), I established the fact that a two phase invasion of America, was coming out of Central American paramilitary base camps and it was going to engulf America.

As previously cited, phase one of this invasion force will consists of massive terrorism and its forces will be well-trained MS-13 and ISIS allies which have been merged together by the Sanchez-Peredes drug cartel out of Peru, the largest in the world. There is Russian money and influence as well Deep State and George Soros influence and resources associated with these groups.

Phase two of the Red Dawn invasion is designed to attack America after the country has engaged the bulk of its military in conflicts on foreign soil, thus leaving America less protected.

As I begin to build this case, we can clearly see that Mexico is the clear victim of phase one violence. The cartels and their MS-13 allies control the entire Mexican political system. America is next.

Mexico has recorded its highest homicide rate in decades, with theMexican  government reporting there were 29,168 murders in 2017.  This even exceeds the murder rate recorded in 2011 at the peak of Mexico’s drug cartel wars.

The death toll is Mexico’s highest ever recorded  since the government began keeping records  in 1997. Mexico’s homicide rate this past year equated with 20.5 murders per 100,000 residents; in 2011, that figure was 19.4.

This progressive revelations of this article will reveal that this is America’s future.

Most of us, north of the border will choose to views these deaths as tragic and attribute them to the narco-terrorist state that characterizes the Mexican people as it continues to terorrize the citizens of the country. However, this conclusion would be short-sighted and would leave Americans ignorant to the fact that the same exact forces that victimize Mexico are being put into play north of the border as well. the progressive nature of this article will reveal the fact that American politicians aleady know that this is coming. This article will also reveal that the same controlling mechanisms behind the political violence in Mexico are at work in America as well.

Mexico is electing a new president on July 1, 2018.  As a result, a record wave of politiicans are being targeted on both the national, but mostly the local level.

Without question, the wave of political violence can be solely be attributed to the Mexican drug cartels as they are battling for influence and have been targeting politicians that may not support the establishment of their narco-terrorist empires.

Reuters, in a shocking report, is claiming that at least 82 candidates and officeholder have been assassinated since the electoral season began in September 2017.

The political assassinations do not target one specific party or ideology. The cartels are targeting anyone, from across the political spectrum, that may stand in their way.  It should be noted that most of the assassinated politicians were running for local offices  The perpetrators of this unprecedented wave of political violence, the Drug lords, are hoping to install lawmakers they know and can control to ensure that their lucrative dugs, sex trafficking and gun running enterprises are allowed to continue.

The rates of violence are escalating. In this past week alone, four would-be-politicians have been killed in the past week alone, as candidates compete for the  3,400 political available political positions.

It is known that most of the assassins have ties to the infamous Central American street gang, MS-13. As has been reported numerous times by The Common Sense Show, MS-13 was admitted into the United States in record numbers beginning in earnest in 2014 at the height of the so-called Central American immigration invasion of the United States.

Please allow me to posit a stark warning at this point. Mexico is lost as far a civilized law-abiding nation. As the cartels get their confederates into office, local government offers a source of well-paid contracts and bribes. Unquestionably, this means that local police forces can even be forced into working for and protecting the cartels. thi si America’s future. Part two of this article, will focus on the emerging threat and how some key Congressional members of the GOP are already aware of what is coming and are acting accordingly.

At this point of the story, it is prudent to mention that the cartels, and their MS-13 assassin allies are controlled by Sanchez-Peredes drug cartel which has succussfully married Middlle Eastern terror interests (eg ISIS, Muslim Brotherhood) and the drug cartels.

Over the past month, I have written several articles detailing the two phase nature of the threat posed to the citizens and government of the United States by Red Dawn forces. I do not wish to recapitlate the voluminous amount of documented proof. However, if the readers missed these revelations and need the contextual background, here a few of th e URL’s that will expose this threat and provide background legitmacy to this article.

This link will take you to a search engine page on The Common Sense Show that describes the Red Dawn threat in detail.

I was speaking to one of my best sources and I asked him what he made of Paul Ryan’s sudden resignation. He joked and said,  “half of the Republicancongressman have their hand on the chicken switch and are headed for the hills while they stilll can”.

The following dialogue ensued:

Me: Where is this headed?

Source: “Clearly, the message is getting out that he who runs away lives to spend their ill-gotten gain on another day.” To be less cryptic, it is safe to say that the word is out. Your notion of the terror phase of the coming Red Dawn, as you call it, invasion is forming inside of America. However, American consevative politicians face a double whammy. They not only have to deal with the terror/cartel threat that came to America in 2014-15, they have to face off against the operatives of the Deep State which are best understood by looking at the Soros organizations such as Antfia and Black Lives (Matter). This is a communist overthrow of our government and it is often characterized by deadly purges of various leaders in government and business and these traitors are taking their cue from Marx and Lennin themelves. The purges will be followed by re-education camps but you already know this Dave. This is why these 40 plus chicken sh**  bast***s are running for the hills and quitting Congress! The Deep State is making it clear that the purge is coming and it is going to be a violent purge. “

This is why the Mexican political purge is key to understanding what is coming. The same Red Dawn forces that threaten America, are overwhelming Mexico. 

By my latest count, there are over 40 GOP members not returning to Congress and this is double the amount of typical GOP turnover that we observe prior to a midterm election. themost notable announced retirement came from Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.

Fox News has produced a partial list and it is telling. It is not the ultra-liberals of the GOP that are quitting, it is the conservatives. These would be the same conservatives that would be targeted by MS-13 if they were south of the border in today’s Mexican political climate.

Not all of the conservative congressmen have their proverbial hand on the chicken switch as my sources likes to say. There are 11 membes of Congress that have written to Attorney General Sessions and FBI Director Wray and are asking for criminal indictments be delieverd against Comey, Clinton, Lynch, Strzok, Page and McCabe for a variety of serious offenses committed against the people of the United States. As an aside, I am proud to say that my Congressman, Dr. Paul Gosar is one of the 11 signatories on this letter.

America is about to enter a period  of world war and civil war. Things are about to get very dicey, just ask the chicken members of the GOP. More to come.

 

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‘Another False Flag’: Fmr Congressman Ron Paul on Syrian Gas Attack

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As the Free Thought Project reported this week, late Saturday night, the mainstream media began spreading the news of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria. Immediately after the unconfirmed reports, President Donald Trump began threatening Russia, Iran and “Animal Assad,” and blamed them for the attack. However, after examining the situation objectively, many people are now calling this alleged attack a false flag, including former congressman Ron Paul.

Indeed, less than a month ago, the Russian military predicted this exact scenario. As CNBC reported last month, the threat, by Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov, was widely reported by Russia media sites such as state news agency RIA and Tass. It said Gerasimov said Russia had “reliable information” about militants preparing to falsify a government chemical attack against civilians.

In a report on Monday, former congressman Ron Paul presented his analysis via the Ron Paul Liberty Report, on which he alleged that this most recent chemical attack had all the telltale signs of a false flag attack.

“An incident will occur and somebody will get blamed and it’s usually a false flag,” said Paul.

“Right now, recently, it’s all been in Syria, ‘Assad did it! Assad did it!’” explained the former congressman. “No proof at all.”

Illustrating the premeditated nature of the deep state’s march to war with Syria, within only hours of the alleged attack, Israel launched a strike as the US military began prepping for deployment—with zero proof of Assad carrying out an attack.

On Tuesday, Trump announced that he has cancelled further appointments to plan the response to the chemical attack which has yet to even be investigated. It was also announced that a US destroyer was in route to the western Mediterranean to engage Syria.

People are going to die—including many innocent woman and children—and all of it will be based on what many are referring to as a false flag. However, the neocons do not seem to care.

While there is a tiny chance that Assad did actually release chemical weapons on his own people in order to drive out the remaining insurgents from Douma, it goes against all logic as it would provoke the actions which are now taking place—ensuring the rest of the country is invaded and turned to rubble by US-made missiles.

“The way the people that perpetuate these false flags [sic] say that Assad is gassing his own people, at the same time, he’s winning the war and the people are flocking back in to go to the territories that he has returned to the government of Syria,” explained Paul. “But, nevertheless, he’s out there gassing his own people, which makes no sense whatsoever and fewer and fewer people are believing this.”

Sadly, however, as Paul points out, it doesn’t matter if We the People do not believe them as the people who control the bombs will use this lie to their advantage to launch another war.

This time, however, it will involve straining the already tense relationship with Russia and Iran and could kick off World War III.

The idea of Assad gassing his own people is so preposterous that even FOX News’ Tucker Carlson weighed in on the issue Monday night, blasting both the left and the right for their role in pushing the US into another senseless war.

“All the geniuses tell us that Assad killed those children, but do they really know that? Of course they don’t really know that. They’re making it up. They have no real idea what happened,” Carlson said.

“Actually both sides in the Syrian civil war possess chemical weapons,” he said, noting that it wouldn’t have benefited Assad to use chlorine gas, since his forces have been winning the war in Syria.

Carlson and Paul both brought up the alleged attack which was blamed on Assad last year and pointed out that there was still no evidence proving it was the Syrian government. “But of course they were lying,” Carlson said, noting that US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis admitted two months ago that there is still no proof that Assad used sarin last year.

Nevertheless, just like Trump launched dozens of million dollar Tomahawk missiles at the country in an unprovoked act of war—based on rumors by known liars—this scenario will likely play out in a similar manner.

Based on an incident which is surrounded in lies, the US is now promising a military response within the next 48 hours.

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DASH digital cash takes the control the banking elite has over money and gives it back to the people. It is the ultimate weapon in the battle against the money changers and information controllers.

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WATCH: Congressman Ominously Warns BOTH Parties Quietly Plotting to Take Your Guns

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The same congressman who warned in late 2017 that the United States government was waiting for the next mass shooting in order to pass sweeping gun control measures, is now claiming that those measures could be passed in the next week, but they will be slipped into a larger bill.

Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie warned that while members of Congress have suggested raising the legal age to buy guns or banning certain firearms, the real legislation is much worse, and it could be passed as early as next week.

“We’ve got about a week to act,” Massie said in a video he shared on social media. “I want to let you know what’s going on in Congress as far as gun control goes. You’ve heard a lot of ideas floating in the news—raising the legal age to buy a long gun, for instance—or a new assault weapons ban. Any number of bad things have been mentioned. But I wanted to boil it down for you.”

Massie referenced comments he made in December, when he warned of the provisions included in H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which states that its purpose was to amend the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.”

Packaged with that bill was H.R. 4477, the Fix NICS Act, which would amend the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to “require each federal agency and department, including a federal court, to certify whether it has provided to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) disqualifying records of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm.” 

Massie noted that the Senate is proposing an almost identical version of the Fix NICS Act, which has been cosponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer—both extreme gun control advocates. It will allocate $625 million to expand the national background check database and will advance former President Obama’s goal to pressure other government agencies into increasing the number of names in the NICS database that are banned from gun purchases.

What you don’t know, and what virtually no one in Washington wants you to know, is that House leadership plans to merge the Fix NICS bill with popular Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation, HR 38, and pass both of them with a single vote,” Massie said in December.

While it may seem like they are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the Second Amendment, it appears that both Democrats and Republicans are working together to advance this legislation. The Fix NICS Act was originally introduced on Nov. 16, 2017, as H.R. 4434 and it was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar. Then on Nov. 29, 2017, an identical version of the bill with language added to commission a bump-stock study was introduced as H.R. 4477 and it was sponsored by Republican Rep. John Abney Culberson.

Massie noted that while there are a number of glaring problems with the Fix NICS Act, one of the most alarming is that “it compels administrative agencies, not just courts, to adjudicate your second amendment rights.”

“The bill encourages administrative agencies, not the courts, to submit more names to a national database that will determine whether you can or can’t obtain a firearm. When President Obama couldn’t get Congress to pass gun control, he implemented a strategy of compelling, through administrative rules, the Veterans Administration and the Social Security Administration to submit lists of veterans and seniors, many of whom never had a day in court, to be included in the NICS database of people prohibited from owning a firearm. Only a state court, a federal (article III) court, or a military court, should ever be able to suspend your rights for any significant period of time.”

Congress is now attempting to pass the Fix NICS Act by including it in H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act, which it plans to pass next week. Massie warned that the constituents who call their representatives and express support for “stopping school violence,” will unknowingly offer their support for a bill that could allow unqualified government agencies to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

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Congressman Danny Davis Stands His Ground And Refuses To Condemn Minister Louis Farrakhan

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