IDAHO – On March 11th, the Idaho State Senate will be reviewing a bill that would afford school employees the right to carry concealed weapons onto school grounds, so long as they’re licensed concealed carriers within the state.
The bill in question, SB 1384, seems like a common sense one. Dubbed as the School Safety Bill, it’s meant to make schools no longer “gun free zones” so that students and faculty have a way to defend themselves and others if disaster strikes.
— (((Chaim Israel))) (@ChaimIsrael1) March 10, 2020
According to the bill’s text:
“Certain persons shall not be prohibited from possessing weapons on school property, to provide that certain persons shall not be compelled to disclose certain information or disciplined for certain actions, to provide for disclosure to a principal and superintendent in certain instances.”
What this means is that as long as someone is legally allowed to have a concealed weapon and they notify the principal and superintendent that they’re packing protection, then the staff member can carry on school property.
Of course, you can’t have sensible gun legislation without Everytown mobilizing their army of NPCs (Non-Playable Characters) to warn everyone about how “extreme” this bill is:
I just sent an urgent message telling the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee to REJECT SB 1384, an extreme new bill to force more guns in our schools. If you're in Idaho, send your message now >> https://t.co/s2mNa2rb8l #IDLeg
— Schoobs (@malenaschoobs) March 4, 2020
I just sent an urgent message telling the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee to REJECT SB 1384, an extreme new bill to force more guns in our schools. If you're in Idaho, send your message now >> https://t.co/ExrL2IxKZn #IDLeg
— Andrea (@csaandrea) March 4, 2020
Honestly, the almost bot-like behavior of the Moms Demand Action clique seems like they have a reservoir of coded talking points that they chant in a cult-like cadence.
Then again, they’re a branch that stems from the tree that believed that the “okay” hand gesture was a secret white supremacy dog whistle.
The bill has already had it’s first reading as of March 2nd this year, which means that this will likely be a second reading of the bill on the 11th.
It is difficult to gauge how likely it is to pass with how early things are in the legislative process for the bill.
Nonetheless, it’s still a step in the right direction as far as pioneering legislation goes. Because we all know just how well “gun control” has worked in cities and states that enact some of the toughest gun laws.
Gun control laws in liberal cities are working out great. Gun crimes among law abiding-citizens have hit zero, and liberals should be congratulated for that. However, among criminals, gun crime continues at epidemic proportions.
In Washington, D.C., police are looking for three men who entered a barbershop and started shooting, injuring six people.
There were ten people in the shop at the time of the shooting and six were injured—four men, a woman and a five-year old boy.
At a press conference across from the scene on Friday evening, Police Chief Peter Newsham said:
“They all appear to be non-life threatening [wounds].”
3.6.20 Chief Newsham gives an update in ref to the shooting in the 6200 b/o Dix Street, NE. https://t.co/DY62w0YZSE
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) March 7, 2020
The most serious injury actually occurred to the child, who was shot in the hand and required surgery, according to Newsham.
Police said there are no known suspects or motives at this time, however they are looking for “two males wearing dark clothing” and a “third in blue jeans and red shoes” who “got into a silver minivan and fled” the location, Newsham said.
MPD seeks the public's assistance in identifying a vehicle of interest in reference to an Assault With Intent to Kill (Gun) offense that occurred on 3/6/20 in the 6200 blk of Dix St., NE.
Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) March 7, 2020
Police also alerted neighboring Prince George’s County.
The shop was the location of a fatal shooting in 2018 that claimed the live of twenty-five-year old Kayvon Herder, who died at the scene according to WRC, a Washington TV station.
Newsham said that investigators will take a look at video surveillance from businesses in the area to try to get additional information on suspects and/or vehicles.
Police say that they are uncertain if the shooting was random or if someone inside the shop, Snap’s Styles Unlimited, was targeted.
The incident remains under investigation.
When looking at places like Virginia, it seems that more guns laws that are proposed, the more people want to legally buy guns.
At least, that appears to be the case with Virginia, which has had loads of proposed gun laws tossed around frivolously this past year.
Data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) showed that in the month of February, 2020, there were nearly 66,000 background checks conducted in Virginia.
To put that into perspective, there were 40,381 background checks conducted within the state in February of 2019.
This marks an over 60% increase when comparing the two years.
Virginia Gun Sales Surge as @TheDemocrats Pass Gun Control
Monthly sales up 60 percent from 2019 https://t.co/uqJdiwN1R2
— TN🇺🇸gardengirl (@gardengirl625) March 5, 2020
A spokesman for the NSSF, Mark Oliva, had spoken with the Washington Free Beacon regarding the massive uptick in requested background checks in Virginia:
“Virginians are continuing to exercise their freedoms and voting with their wallets.”
Oliva also noted on what seems to be compelling Virginians to start buying more weapons:
“They see that their elected representatives are infringing on their Second Amendment rights and they’re buying the firearms they want to provide for their own protection.”
2019 proved to be a crazy year election-wise regarding Virginia. With the help of Mike Bloomberg’s money, and his Everytown/Moms Demand Action group, the state’s legislation started to get stacked with anti-gun proponents.
Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action and one of Bloomberg’s vicarious mouthpieces, stated last year:
“In the past, the NRA has had its way with lawmakers because it was considered powerful and wealthy, and that dynamic has changed drastically even within the last year.”
Basically, Watts was saying that they bought and paid for Virginia. Democrats hadn’t held the majority of the legislature since 1994, and they magically got it back 15 years later.
The NRA responded to the blatant flood of Bloomberg-cash influencing how elections turned out in 2019 for Virginia:
“Candidates who proudly accepted Bloomberg’s cash — and every voter they misled — will soon realize the cost of being beholden to a Manhattan billionaire who despises Virginians’ right to self-defense.”
It looks like the NRA was right on the money there, because with the amount of background checks being filed in the state, one might think there’s a case of “buyer’s remorse”.
This idea is further evidenced when nearly every county in Virginia poised itself to become 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries.
— Willes Lee (@WillesLee) March 5, 2020
Oliva also commented on the sanctuary county movement within the state:
“Virginia’s legislators didn’t listen to voter sentiment with their Second Amendment resolutions that were passed and failed to listen to the peaceful rally held in Richmond.
They would be wise to listen to the voters who are making their voice heard now through their wallets.”
Truer words couldn’t be spoken. Nothing is a bigger indicator of what someone will do at the ballot box the next election cycle than what someone is doing with their money today.
It would behoove those among the legislature in Virginia to listen to the people that got them elected – unless they’re fans of being one-term legislators.
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