What’s really behind pushing for more gun control laws in America? Well, ask Mao, Castro, Hitler and other dictators.

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UNITED STATES- In the wake of mass school shootings, the push for more gun control is gaining speed as several states across the country look to pass legislation in what they believe will keep America safe.

According to a report from FOX Metro News, many of these “changing” gun laws share “similar ideals to Mao, Hitler, Castro, and more. The report states:

“History has taught us that the first thing dictators do is disarm their populations before they begin censoring, imprisoning, and even killing those who oppose them … Simply look at the track record of nations who have stepped in to disarm their citizens entirely sheds light on the potential threat facing the modern and often ‘woke’ state of America.”

Mao Zedong, the founder of Communist China, once said:

“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The Communist Party must command all the guns; that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”

Reportedly, an estimated 65 million Chinese died due to Mao’s repeated, merciless attempts to create a new “socialist” China. History indicates that anyone who got in his way was quickly silenced or removed by execution, imprisonment, or forced famine.

Other examples of this behavior include Hitler, who took guns from Jews in November of 1938, and the Holocaust shortly followed.

Fidel Castro in Cuba thrust his nation into isolation and financial desperation, leaving them without any means to fight for their freedom when he disarmed his entire country. It was the disarming of Venezuela that was the first sign of the nation’s spiral into despair.

At a rally in Havana before Castro assumed power, he said :

“This is how democracy works: it gives rifles to farmers, to students, to women, to Negroes, to the poor, and to every citizen who is ready to defend a just cause.”

Sounded good, but as soon as he took the reigns of the leadership, his stance on guns quickly reversed. For three straight weeks after Castro took control, Radio Havana said on repeat:

“All citizens must turn in their combat weapons. Civilians must take arms to police stations, soldiers to military headquarters.”

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Those who failed to comply were punished and not by criminal sanctions, but by the dreaded Revolutionary Tribunals. That mercenary-style rule sentenced thousands of Cubans to death after Castro took over.

As of late, Canada has begun the process of completely disarming its citizens. Prime Minister Trudeau said:

“It will not longer be possible to buy, sell, or import handguns anywhere in Canada.”

Canada’s leadership has reportedly introduced new gun control legislation, which includes a national freeze on buying, selling, importing, and transferring of handguns in Canada.

Now, in the United States conversations among leadership are increasing around the notion of banning “assault” rifles, certain ammunition, and implementing red flag laws. According to FOX Metro News:

“Some of the nation’s most ‘progressive’ political leaders have utilized the recent wave of mass shootings as a justification to disarm Americans. They have called for such wild ideas as a 1000% tax on assault rifles, essentially making them impractical to purchase.”

Biden is even now referring to 9mm ammunition as a “high caliber” ammunition that should be banned.

The latest round of gun control laws are making its way through Washington, which include a “red flag” provision that allows local governments to create and administer laws that help ensure deadly weapons are kept out of the hands of individuals who “a court has determined to be a significant danger to themselves or others.”

FOX Metro News concluded its report by saying:

“The power of voting may still prove to be the greatest weapon Americans have to remain armed and protected under the Second Amendment. But, if Americans do not vote for those rights, the nation may soon find itself spiraling into a dictatorship that has ruined the lives and existence of millions of others.”

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FBI data on active shooter incidents for 2021 reveal that gun-controlled California led the country in mass shootings

June 6th, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA- According to a report from Breitbart News, a Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) report on “active shooter incidents” for the year 2021, shows that California was the number one state for such violent incidents.

The golden state had six active shooter incidents in total in 2021 and according another report from Everytown for Gun Safety, California is also the number one state for gun law strength.

The FBI report confirmed that there were 61 “active shooter incidents” across the United States in 2021 and 12 of those met the definition of a “mass killing.” California led the country with six active shooter incidents. According to the summary of the report:

“For the period 2017-2021, active shooter incident data reveals an upward trend: the number of active shooter incidents identified in 2021 represents a 52.5% increase from 2020 and a 96.8% increase from 2017.”

According to the report from Breitbart News, California has several state gun laws, including:

“…Universal background checks, an ‘assault weapons’ ban, a ‘high capacity magazine ban,’ a 10-day waiting period on gun purchases, a red flag law, gun registration requirements, a ‘good cause’ requirement for concealed carry permit issuance, a ban on carrying a gun on college campus for self-defense, a ban on K-12 teachers being armed on campus for classroom defense, a background check requirement for ammunition purchases, and a limit on the number of guns a law-abiding citizen can purchase in a given month, among other controls.”

In addition to the countless gun control laws the state has, new legislation introduced by Governor Gavin Newsom includes raising the minimum age for sales and transfers of firearms as well as investing state funds to support evidence-based community violence intervention strategies.

According to reports, California is now spending $11 million on education programs promoting wide use of “red flag” laws that are designed to temporarily take guns away from people who are deemed “at risk of harming themselves or others.”

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California approved its “red flag” laws in 2014 after a mass shooting incident. It allows police, loved ones and others to ask judges to approve what are formally known as “gun violence restraining orders” that temporarily bar someone from possessing firearms if they are found to be a risk to themselves or others.

The new 18-month outreach program is designed to expand the use of “reg flag” laws. It includes:

“$5 million to local domestic violence organizations for community outreach; $5 million for a statewide education program, including to communities most at risk of gun violence in several languages; and $1 million to expand an existing San Diego-based program to provide education and training for district attorneys and law enforcement groups statewide.”

Even with all this, Everytown for Gun Safety states that in an average year, 3,160 people are still dying from guns in the state of California.

On May 15th, a gunman opened fire inside a church in Laguna Woods, killing one person and wounding five others. This shooting came just one day after a gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

The mass shooting in Buffalo, New York came just two weeks before the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 young children and two adults.

Data indicates that as of June 2022, California has had the most mass shootings in the United States, with 23 total mass shootings since 1982.

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California unleashes $50M plan to provide “guaranteed basic income” to homeless high school graduates, no work required

May 31st, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Senate just took another step towards paying homeless individuals a basic guaranteed income if they can just graduate from high school. Senate Bill 1341 was sponsored by Dave Cortese, a Silicon Valley Democrat, as a way to guarantee income to 15,000 graduating high school seniors who happen to be homeless, was passed earlier this month.

The total budget figure for this, according to the Young Invincibles, is $48.75M. It is broken down by each of the 15,000 recipients to each receive a total of $3,250, or $650 per month over the first 5 months after graduation.

The California Success, Opportunity and Academic Resilience (CalSOAR) is now headed to the state assembly for their consideration. That chamber houses the bill’s co-sponsor, San Francisco Democrat, Matt Haney.

It should come as no shock that the state is looking to push this type of legislation, given that numerous cities have launched the same type of expenditures at the local levels. While some are taxpayer funded, others receive their money from private sources.

As we reported, in early 2021, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced one such publicly funded endeavor.

“According to a March 23rd press release from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, the project dubbed as the Oakland Resilient Families initiative is a partnership between the Oakland-based Community Independence Initiative and the national group called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income.

In short, the project will provide financial assistance to 600 eligible, non-white Oakland-based families while also generating traction for efforts to reduce inequities in economic security, mobility, and assets through the use of a guaranteed income.”

According to the California Globe, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors started a program in July of that same year that targeted 150 people who were transitioning out of foster care or probation that were between the ages of 18 and 24.

This program, called the General Relief TAYportunity Guaranteed Income Demonstration Project, provided $1,204 per month over a three-year period. The plan will cost the county $541,000 in pay-outs, which does not include the budget figures needed to run the program.

The program says that most of its participants will be black or Latino males, and roughly 31% are homeless.

While California lawmakers are claiming that these measures are merely a good faith effort to help lift people out of poverty and homelessness…economists disagree. They say that Universal Basic Income (UBI) is not the Godsend that many believe it will be.

The Mises Institute says, “…the best ways to help alleviate poverty and unemployment, are to reduce the cost of living and create conditions favorable to plentiful employment, including making it easy to start a business, and easy to operate a new business.”

“The other issue with UBI is that it subsidizes non-productive activities,” Mises continued. “Rather than being encouraged to look for a job that pays enough to live on, too often people are lulled into using UBI to help fund flailing (or failing) careers as artists, actors or musicians – all very tough industries in which to make a living.”

Mises did not mince words regarding the eventual failure that UBI, identifying it as being the Marxist ploy that it is.

“This program must be financed after all, and any welfare system, including the UBI, is necessarily a wealth redistribution scheme. Wealth must be forced from those who have it to those who do not. This means that at some point on the income ladder, people must go from being net receivers of benefits to being net payers of benefits.”

It is important to note, liberals, like those enacting these policies in California, would likely not heed the advice of the experts at Mises, given that they also authored a piece entitled Capitalism Is Not Racist; Capitalism Undermines Racism, which completely destroys leftist narratives.

Getting back to the bill passed by the California Senate, homeless children and youth are defined in such a way that these benefits can be paid to those that otherwise qualify but are living in the country illegally.

Using the same definition as the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the bill identifies “‘homeless children and youth’ as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children who are sharing the housing of other people, living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds, emergency or transitional shelters, abandoned in hospitals or awaiting foster care placement, or who are living in a place not generally used for sleeping, such as cars, parks, public places, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, and migratory children living in the circumstances above,” the Globe reported, saying that they bolded text was added by them for emphasis.

While the payments are labeled as income, the bill also states that the “award not be considered financial aid, not be considered income for financial aid or other purposes, and not negatively impact the award recipient’s eligibility for future financial aid.”

Per the Globe, acccording to Young Invincibles, who are endorsing the bill:

“Within California, there are over 270,000 youth experiencing homelessness, according to a 2020 report from the UCLA Center for Transformation of Schools,” said the groups media manager, Juan Ramiro Sarmiento. “According to US Census Data, there are 15,000 homeless students in their senior year of high school, most of which will lose essential resources available within the K-12 system.”

According to the Globe’s report, Young Invincibles “vows to ‘keep pushing until it [SB 1341] reaches the Governor’s desk and gets funded. Now is the time for us to invest in the most vulnerable students and empower them to build a future free of poverty.'”

Or, as the experts at the Mises Institute predict, it will “not create incentive to work. It won’t help solve unemployment, and it will not alleviate poverty.”

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City proposes “guaranteed income” program for transgender, nonbinary residents to combat “discrimination” against them

 

PALM SPRINGS, CA — The Palm Springs City Council recently voted to allocate $200,000 from two local nonprofits to begin a payment program exclusively for its transgender and nonbinary residents.

City Council members voted unanimously on March 24 to pay DAP Health and Queer Works to design the program and apply for state funding, which is the first of three phases outlined in a city report to realize the proposed project, according to a report by BPR.

Queer Works is a Coachella Valley-based nonprofit aimed primarily at addressing disparities faced by transgender, nonbinary and intersex people while DAP Health is a nonprofit resource in the valley for those with, affected by or at risk for HIV or AIDS, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

Jacob Rostovsky, Queer Works’ transgender executive director, told Newsweek it is expected that the program will be similar to guaranteed income pilot programs launched in other U.S. cities.

Rostovsky said other cities that have experimented with guaranteed income on average have given 150 people monthly payments of $600 to $900:

“This is a chance to help individuals receive money that we can think of as a subsidy — to subsidize the gap in income that the trans and nonbinary community faces due to having some of the highest levels of unemployment in this country.

“So, when you raise them up to the average level, they achieve a lot more.”

Rostovsky told the Los Angeles Times that Queer Works has been “highly encouraged” to apply for a piece of California’s $35 million in funding for guaranteed income pilot programs.

The state’s plan, approved last year, targets pregnant women and young adults who have aged out of the foster care system, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Rostovsky noted that 5 percent of foster youth identify as transgender.

Newsweek reported:

“The two nonprofits will look for philanthropic dollars to fund the program. Additionally, they’ll look at ways to tap into a $35 million fund created by California lawmakers to provide monthly payments to pregnant women and young adults who’ve recently left foster care.

“The new pot of money would be distributed by local governments and nonprofits.

“The idea of no-strings cash payments has increasingly taken hold in the U.S. Presidential candidate Andrew Yang made it the centerpiece of his campaign, most Americans were given direct cash payments during the height of the pandemic and a group called Mayors for a Guaranteed Income is evaluating other local pilot programs.”

A 2019 study by the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute suggested that poverty rates differ by sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI):

“We examined poverty rates separately for cisgender straight men and women, cisgender gay men and lesbian women, cisgender bisexual men and women, and transgender people.

  • “LGBT people collectively have a poverty rate of 21.6%, which is much higher than the rate for cisgender straight people of 15.7%.
  • “Among LGBT people, transgender people have especially high rates of poverty—29.4%.
  • “Lesbian (17.9%) and straight (17.8%) cisgender women have higher poverty rates than gay (12.1%) and straight (13.4%) cisgender men. But cisgender lesbian women do not have significantly different poverty rates than cisgender straight women.
  • “Bisexual cisgender women (29.4%) and men (19.5%) had higher poverty rates than cisgender straight women and men, respectively.”

The study noted that U.S. poverty is determined based on whether the income for an individual or family unit falls below the official federal poverty threshold:

“The thresholds are set each year for different sizes of households. In 2015, for example, a family of two adults and one child would be considered living in poverty if their annual income fell below $19,078.”

Newsweek reported that Palm Springs Council Member Christy Holstege, who was the previous mayor, said during Thursday’s council meeting:

“This is a complete revisiting of how we address poverty in this country by giving people money.”

Holstege claimed that restrictions on other government anti-poverty programs end up trapping their recipients, but a guaranteed income can allow people to spend money on “other solutions that we all know as being the experts of our lives.”

Los Angeles Times reported:

“Councilmember Christy Holstege, who brought the matter to the meeting, said Monday that she felt ‘incredibly proud’ of the city for coming down on ‘the right side of history and supporting our trans and nonbinary, gender-nonconforming community.’

“Like other guaranteed income programs, the pilot would provide direct cash payments to individuals to spend as they see fit. That sets it apart from some financial assistance programs that come with work requirements or specify how the money can be spent.”

Proponents say these types of programs promote physical and psychological well-being by giving some of society’s most marginalized groups a financial life vest.

However, Palm Springs Mayor Lisa Middleton, who is transgender, cast doubt on the viability of guaranteed income programs and questioned if they should even be run by municipal governments.

KESQ News reported that Mayor Middleton was worried about the small scale of the project despite 400,000 people living below the poverty line in Riverside County.

Before ultimately voting in favor of the program, Middleton said:

“My serious concern is the ability of these guaranteed income programs to scale up to the magnitude of the issues that are before us.”

Palm Springs Council Member Greg Kors suggested the program was a worthy money redistribution experiment:

“But it would be money that may be much more effectively spent than it’s being spent now and that’s what this is trying to find out.”

Los Angeles Times reported:

“At this point, the pilot program still needs more funding to fully launch.

“When reached Monday, Rostovsky said some of the details concerning the program discussed at the recent council meeting — including a total reported budget of $1.8 million — were preliminary figures.

“Besides state funding, the partnership seeks philanthropic support and could come back to the city to ask for more money — which several council members said they might not be willing to allot.

“Over the next three to six months, Rostovsky said the partnership will work on putting together an application, seek input from local transgender and nonbinary leaders and conduct outreach.”

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