Conservatives are fantasizing about killing White Nationalists now:
Bill Mitchell is having a meltdown on Twitter:
The President in onboard, the House is onboard, the Senate is onboard and now the NRA is onboard. #RedFlagLaws WILL happen and they will be fair, honest and effective.— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) August 6, 2019
If you would abandon President Trump and help elect a Socialist President because of one issue, unlimited, unregulated gun ownership, then you are a one-issue extremist and not welcome in my feed.— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) August 6, 2019
Red flag laws, formally known as Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws, grant family members, law enforcement, and, in some cases, other individuals, the ability to petition a judge to temporarily remove firearms from people believed to pose a danger to themselves or others.— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) August 6, 2019
Red flag laws already exist in 17 states. This post apocalyptic zombie army hellscape of universal gun confiscation people seem to fear simply does not exist.— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) August 7, 2019
A somewhat unkempt Bill Mitchell is fed up after being yelled at on Twitter all day by gun nuts who are outraged about Trump’s support for red flag laws. pic.twitter.com/Xl1J2gdT7S— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) August 6, 2019
Less than six months ago, gun rights was the top argument of “conservative liberals” like David French against the “post-liberals” that mainstream conservatism has conserved nothing of value. Less than a week after writing an article on National Review called “Against the Republican Daddy State,” David French and “conservative liberals” have come out in support of the most sweeping gun control legislation in 20 years which is the ultimate example of the Daddy State.
“WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans, under intense pressure to respond to this weekend’s massacres, are coalescing around legislation to help law enforcement take guns from those who pose an imminent danger — a measure that, if signed into law, would be the most significant gun control legislation enacted in 20 years.
Such “red flag” laws might not be as momentous — or controversial — as the now-expired assault weapons ban or the instant background check system, both of which were enacted in 1994 as part of President Bill Clinton’s sprawling crime bill. The House, under Democratic control, passed far more ambitious bills in February that would require background checks for all gun purchasers, including those on the internet or at gun shows, and extend waiting limits for would-be gun buyers flagged by the instant check system. …
The laws authorize courts to issue orders allowing police to temporarily confiscate firearms from a person deemed by a judge as posing a risk of violence. Often, requests for the orders come from relatives and friends concerned about a gun owner who expresses suicidal thoughts or threatens to harm others. …”
Imagine empowering a liberal judge to arbitrarily seize your firearms without due process on the basis of a request from friends, family members or even total strangers who disagree with your politics. Virtually everyone in the Dissident Right has a family member who disagrees with their politics. In fact, this has already happened to Jeffrey Clark who is a DC based White Nationalist who was arrested after being reported to the police by a family member after the Pittsburgh shooting.
Jeffrey Clark had nothing to do with the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. He posted on Gab as DC Bowl Gang and “followed” Robert Bowers there:
“A D.C. man who described himself as a white nationalist to law enforcement officers and became a social-media follower of the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting has been arrested on a gun charge after his worried relatives contacted the authorities, according to federal court filings.
Jeffrey R. Clark Jr., 30, is charged with illegally possessing a firearm and a high-capacity magazine and made his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Washington. He was ordered held until Friday.
Clark, who lives in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, was arrested Nov. 9, court filings show, after two family members alerted police to his increasingly agitated outbursts, including that the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh shooting “deserved it.” The outbursts occurred in the wake of Clark’s brother’s suicide. …
The documents said the brothers had four guns between them, registered in the District — a Remington Arms handgun, a Mossberg shotgun, a Beretta handgun and a Ruger Mini-14 rifle. The Beretta was recovered at the site of the suicide, the court files said. Court documents said agents seized the other weapons from a relative’s home outside the District.
The documents said Jeffrey Clark surrendered another weapon to agents, a Colt .38 handgun, that was not registered to either brother. The FBI said in court filings that agents also confiscated two kits to convert semiautomatic AR-15s into fully automatic rifles.
Authorities said they found two muzzleloading pistols, in Jeffrey Clark’s bedroom and in the basement of the house. In Edward Clark’s room, the court documents said, they found two ballistic vests, two ballistic helmets and two gas masks. FBI agents said in court that shotgun shells were also found in Jeffrey Clark’s bedroom, the filings said. …
Clark was charged with illegally possessing a firearm while using or addicted to a controlled substance and with possession of a high-speed magazine. During his interview with federal agents, he told them he used marijuana nearly every day. …”
Jeffrey Clark was associated with Robert Bowers.
There is no proof he was planning any terrorist attack. He was just caught up in the hysteria after Pittsburgh. He had a handgun, shotgun and a rifle and was charged with illegally possessing a firearm. The feds arrested him and confiscated his registered firearms and he is now facing 10 years in prison because of guilt by association and owning a single unregistered Colt .38 handgun.
Let that sink in.
“President Donald Trump is exploring ways to use regulatory power and executive action to curb gun violence after a pair of deadly shootings over the weekend — a move driven by his aides’ belief that Congress is incapable of coalescing around consensus legislation in a heated 2020 election cycle.
White House officials on Monday said Trump and U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr are “resolved” to take action after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The administration is exploring solutions “that actually make an impact,” as opposed to “things that feel good,” one Trump aide said. …”
Blompf is determined to take executive action on gun control.
The goal here is to extend the same legislation that enabled the feds to arrest Jeffrey Clark and seize his firearms in DC after the Pittsburgh shooting nationwide. This is worse than any background check. It is worse than even an assault weapons ban because the feds can round you up and throw you in a dungeon for your politics even for owning a handgun.