JEFFERSON CITY, MO– With many on the right fearing the fact that President Joe Biden’s proposed gun agenda will all but do away with the Second Amendment, the left is now complaining that those very same Second Amendment businesses are discriminating against them.
Those who support President Biden are angry that a conservative gun shop has taken to social media to claim they will not be selling to them.
Immediately following Joe Biden’s inauguration, Trigger Firearms & Reloading, in Jefferson City, Missouri, published a statement indicating the company will no longer sell munitions or firearms to his supporters, National File reported.
The owner of Trigger Firearms & Reloading posted his message on Facebook, saying:
“We don’t have guns or ammo for Biden supporters,”
It went on to say:
“Sorry for the inconvenience.”
We don’t have guns or ammo for Biden Supporters. Sorry for the inconvenience.
As expected, this post drew many comments from both the left and the right. One commenter, listed as Joe Shockley, who claimed to be a wealthy Democrat living in Missouri felt very insulted by the post, and commented:
“I had a few grand to spend on a small backup to my Springfield XD and some other gear and ammo,”
“Good to know you don’t want my money because I don’t want a fake billionaire reality tv star as my president.”
Another person to comment, who calls themselves, Chris Brown was clearly angry, but took a more humorous approach saying:
Some commenters appreciated the humor in refusing to sell guns to Biden supporters, who for quite some time have supported taking guns and ammunition away from Americans.
One commenter posted:
“Bad news, you’ve lost the business of people that live in California and Michigan. How will you ever survive?”
They don’t seem to like it when that shit is pulled on them. “It’s a private business!”https://t.co/D4oDmlpWtM
— President-Elect Duck #DUCKFORPRES 🇺🇸 (@DuckForPres2020) January 25, 2021
Another individual chimed in, saying:
“Funny all these crying Liberals on here, but to set the record straight. I have never heard of a Gun Business going bankrupt, from a Liberal boycott, however when Conservatives Boycott something they are done,”
National File reported that Austin Petersen, a libertarian-leaning Republican who previously ran for U.S. Senate in Missouri, celebrated the decision on Twitter.
“My local gun shop announced last night that they do not have any guns or ammunition available for Biden supporters,”
“The comment section of howling leftists is like delicious hot apple pie with ice cream.”
The most confusing part about this situation, is why Democrats feel slighted at all.
When social media outlets banned former President Donald Trump, liberal Democrats cheered and applauded the media outlets for “doing the right thing”, however, a gun owner put a ban on selling to Biden supporters, and all of a sudden secluding people is not alright.
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Lawmaker proposes to ban bulletproof vests for law-abiding citizens, require residents to surrender them to police
January 17, 2021
NEW YORK– With the change of power right around the corner, and Joe Biden’s proposed gun control agenda, many Americans are in fear of losing some of their fundamental rights.
Now, in a true overreach of power, a New York lawmaker has proposed a bill that would not allow anyone, other than police officers, to own bulletproof vests. The bill goes a step further, and would require anyone owning body armor, to turn it over.
Democratic Assemblyman Jonathan G. Jacobson, introduced the bill, A. 353, on January 6th as an amendment to an existing law that bans use of body armor by criminals committing a felony with a firearm.
Should this bill pass, it would outlaw the sale and possession of body armor in the state of New York. Additionally, the bill, which would go into effect sixty days from the date it passes, would require residents who own a bulletproof vest to turn them over to police within 15 days of the bill becoming law.
This bill would make New York the first state to ban the purchase or possession of bulletproof vests for law-abiding residents. New York has traditionally been at the forefront of efforts to restrict guns and associated accessories. If Jacobson’s bill passes, it could be the start of a trend across other blue states to target the protective items even outside their use in any specific crime, The Free Beacon reported.
NEW YORK: If passed, this law would go into effect sixty days later and anyone currently in possession of a body vest would be required to turn it into the police within the following fifteen days. Take action now at https://t.co/22Mse3yYA1 #2A #RKBA #NewYork pic.twitter.com/FPvho7qvpa
— Firearms Policy Coalition (@gunpolicy) January 14, 2021
Many Second Amendment advocates are speaking out against the bill. The Firearms Policy Coalition is one of the groups campaigning against the bill.
The group wrote in a statement posted on its website:
“A. 352 deprives New Yorkers of their right to passive defense by instituting a confiscatory ban on body armor,”
It goes on to say:
“A. 352 criminalizes the purchase and possession of body vests, which New York law defines as soft body armor that provides wearers with Level I or greater protection (the lowest common rating for body armor) intended to stop low kinetic energy rounds such as a .380.”
— NTD News (@news_ntd) January 15, 2021
According to Fox News, Jacobson’s bill would also make buying or owning a bulletproof vest “a class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a class E felony for each subsequent offense,” which the coalition noted could result in a four-year prison sentence.
While the ban would obviously not apply to police officers, who require the armor for their jobs, it is also leaving many other professionals who use the bulletproof vests in their careers vulnerable.
BulletSafe, a body armor company, states on their website that many other people besides law enforcement officers use bulletproof vests, such as:
Security Guards, Shop Owners and Workers, Surveyors, Park Rangers, Volunteers, Bank Employees, Couriers, War Photographers, Urban Explorers, Paramedics, People Who Don’t Trust The Other Patrons At The Gun Range”
As The Free Beacon noted, journalists are also among the individuals who rely on vests for their safety when reporting on hostile situations.
Julio Rosas, a senior writer for Townhall.com who covered the violent riot at the Capitol as well as those throughout the country this summer, said the bill could be harmful to journalists who utilize bulletproof vests while doing their job.
Rosas told the The Free Beacon:
“I got shot with a rubber bullet when I didn’t have body armor,”
“So, that’s why I got it to protect me against getting hit with crowd-control munitions. And then, as the unrest continued, it showed I also need to make sure I wear it because there is often gunfire at these riots.”
They want you completely defenseless. https://t.co/wtA1it90iA
— nathan (@wyattsheepie) January 15, 2021
Rosas said he witnessed shootings at riots multiple times during the chaos that took place around the country following the death of George Floyd, and noted that many of those in his industry wear the vests for their own protection. He shared that he might not be as willing to cover dangerous situations if he was unable to wear body armor.
“If we really want to talk about press freedoms, that has to be a part of a conversation,”
“In order to do our job safely and show the American people what’s happening, we need to be able to protect ourselves.”
At this point, no one has cosponsored Jacobson’s bill since the legislative session began last week.
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