Biden calls for assault weapons ban in wake of Colorado and Virgina shootings.

The FBI reported 61 mass shooting incidents in 2021 resulting in 103 deaths. In comparison, the Centers for Disease Control has reported there were greater than 30,000 fentanyl overdose deaths in 2021.

 November 25, 2022

President Biden says he will continue to push for an assault weapons ban, red flag laws

The FBI reported 61 mass shooting incidents in 2021 resulting in 103 people killed and 140 wounded. Source:

In comparison, the Centers for Disease Control has reported there were greater than 30,000 fentanyl overdose deaths in 2021. Source:

That is approximately 29,897 more deaths due to fentanyl overdose than deaths due to mass shootings. Yet the illegal flow of fentanyl, across the southern boarder, goes on unabated by the Biden Administration.

The question begs: What is the Biden Administration’s true agenda?

Regardless, there are obviously misdirectd priorities in the Biden Administration.

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NPR: November 28, 2022 – Can Biden push gun control legislation through Congress before the end of the year? Interview with Professor Robert Spitzer, State University of New York College at Cortland.

‘Constitutional Carry’ in Florida – Maybe it’s not such a good idea

Bear in mind, all those shown below were law abiding citizens, some very prominent citizens, until they performed the act they did.

February 14, 2022 – Orange County, Florida: Deputies arrest Emanuel Dandre Bullard after four reports of road rage incidents involving shots fired since Dec. 27th.

Eric Popper, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, fired nearly a dozen shots in what was reported as a road dispute. The shooter told the Florida Highway Patrol that he fired because he thought the other driver had a gun.

There appears to be no shortage of such incidents . . .

Stupidity is not limited to men. Women get into the act also . . . .

Woman pulls gun and waves it around in traffic following minor fender bender

Joe Biden: GLOCK “a weapon of war”

Biden Calls America’s Most Popular Handgun A Weapon Of War

Biden Calls America’s Most Popular Handgun A Weapon Of War

Joe Biden called one of America’s most popular handgun a “weapon of war” Thursday while speaking about gun control in New York City.

“You know, futures cut short by a man with a stolen Glock with 40 rounds,” Biden said in reference to the two New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers who were recently gunned down in Harlem. “A magazine with 40 rounds. It’s really a weapon of war.”

Lashawn McNeil, the alleged gunman, had fought with his mother, prompting police to respond to a domestic dispute. Officers attempted to speak to McNeil, who emerged from a room with a Glock 45 equipped with a high capacity magazine that held 40 rounds, according to the Daily News. McNeil has prior criminal charges, including a gun charge in North Carolina, assaulting a Pennsylvania police officer and a felony narcotics charge in New York City, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig reportedly said. McNeil was also on probation, according to the report.

The New York Post reported authorities seized an illegal Glock 45 at the scene and former NYPD officer and private eye Bo Dietl told the New York Post the magazine was like “something our troops saw in Afghanistan.”

Florida Road Rage Incident Results In Nearly A Dozen Shots Fired By Single Driver

Eric Popper, of Deerfield Beach, Florida, fired nearly a dozen shots in what was reported as a road dispute. The shooter told the Florida Highway Patrol that he fired because he thought the other driver had a gun.

There appears to be no shortage of such incidents . . .

Stupidity is not limited to men. Women get into the act also . . . .

Woman pulls gun and waves it around in traffic following minor fender bender

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2nd Amendment rights collide with law enforcement leaders desire to reduce crime

Police opposition doesn’t stop conservative gun law rollback

Associated Press – Lindsay Whithurst – August 9, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The latest push to loosen gun laws in states across the U.S. has put police officers at odds with Republican lawmakers who usually trumpet support for law enforcement.

In states like Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana, police opposed pushes to drop requirements for people to get background checks and training before carrying handguns in public, plans that came as gun sales continued to shatter records during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We feel it was just another opportunity to get our officers hurt,” said Fabian Blache Jr., executive director of the Louisiana Chiefs of Police Association. “It was a danger to law enforcement.”

There, a last-ditch public plea by dozens of Louisiana law enforcement officers helped narrowly avert a push to override the Democratic governor’s veto of legislation dropping concealed-carry permit requirements. But he expects the proposal to come back next year, and in several other conservative-leaning states police opposition didn’t stop laws dropping permit requirements.

Gun violence is on the rise across the country and law enforcement agencies are struggling with how to manage the spikes, especially in cities. The federal government has stepped in with strike forces and other measures help to stop the sale of illegal weapons. Cops are already working at a disadvantage in many cities over forces winnowed by retirements and difficulty attracting new officers following the massive police protests in 2020, and many see looser gun laws as one more challenge.

Not knowing who might be carrying a gun heightens the potential danger in any encounter, and less required training means more people who don’t know how to properly handle a weapon, Blanche said.

“Police officers are trained around the country, and they make mistakes,” he said. “So why are we going to give opportunity to people who are not trained to be able to carry a firearm and use it at will?”

In Tennessee this year, warnings from police chiefs and sheriffs didn’t stop a push to drop permit requirements in the GOP-controlled state Legislature. That law passed months after another measure cracking down on protesters camping out for police reform, a vote that was framed as a support for law enforcement.

Though several polls have found public support for gun permits, arguments that they undermine Second Amendment rights have gained favor in conservative-leaning state governments in recent years.

“There is something of a disjunction between repeating the political slogan of ‘back the blue’ versus supporting policies that rank-and-file police and leaders of police organizations actually support,” said Robert Spitzer, a professor at The State University of New York-Cortland and author of “The Politics of Gun Control.”

Police opposition hasn’t stopped a push to drop permitting requirements that’s passed in about 20 states, Spitzer said. While their positions carry authority, they don’t have the ad campaigns and lobbyists that overtly political interests often do.

“Their voices and opinions have been known, but they haven’t been a real megaphone in public political terms because that puts them in a real bad spot. They’re public servants and their job is to enforce the law, no matter what the law is,” he said.

And permitless carry has supporters in law enforcement, including sheriffs, many of whom are in elected positions and oversee more rural areas. In Utah and Iowa, police groups were more divided generally stayed out of the debate this year.

Discussions about police reform dominated the conversation in Iowa, as well as how to stem the rise in violent crime, said Sam Hargadine, the Iowa Police Chiefs Association executive director. He doesn’t see the permit question as a big piece of the violent-crime discussion, especially since chiefs already couldn’t deny people permits.

“I think there’s extremes on both sides. But there’s got to be some compromises made, because we’re having far too many shootings,” he said.

Not all police oppose the legislation, and gun-rights advocates don’t see a conflict between combating crime and making it easier for people to carry firearms. They argue that people generally don’t get permits for guns used in violent crimes, so the change will make it easier for those who do follow the law to get a gun and many measures also tougher penalties for some gun crimes.

For Texas Republican James White, his party’s differing with the chiefs of the state’s largest cities on permit-less carry was part of the give-and-take of the legislative process.

“There were some things this session … where we were consistent with where law enforcement would want to be, and there were sometimes that we just had to tell them we have to look a different direction,” said White, an outgoing state lawmaker now running for agriculture commissioner.

He also touted the stronger penalties contained in the law for felons who carry guns illegally. “It was a very strong on crime, tough on crime deal,” he said.

White argued the new law didn’t represent a massive shift in a state where guns were allowed in cars without permits and licenses weren’t required for long guns. Texas became the largest state to drop handgun licensing requirements this year, a move applauded by the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocates.

Alan Gottlieb with the Second Amendment Foundation argued that policing is already inherently dangerous and dropping permits won’t make a big dent but will enhance gun rights. “I shouldn’t need a permit to exercise my constitutional rights,” he said.

Police opposition had helped keep the idea from gaining traction even in firearm-friendly Texas, but with a change in legislative leadership support swelled over the span of a few weeks this year. It passed over objections from survivors of the mass shooting that killed 23 people at an El Paso Walmart two years ago.

“One thing I’ve learned in my many years of working with police is, you can rely on them to tell you what’s going to put the public at danger,” said Everytown For Gun Safety President John Feinblatt. “I think that what police know is that crime is rising around the country and this is the worst possible moment to pass laws like this.”

Nikki Fried suspends concealed weapons permits of suspected Capitol rioters – Question ? ? ?

On June 2, 2021 Lake Wales, Florida city commissioner Kristen Fitzgerald was arrested for brandishing a firearm and threatening an 11-year old boy.

In that regard, two questions arise:

  • Did Commissioner Fitzgerald possess a Florida concealed carry weapons license?
  • If so, did Nikki Fried suspend Commissioner Firzgerald’s concealed carry weapons license?

Florida- FOX 13 News : 07-27-2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Hours after the first hearing investigating the US Capitol riot ended, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said she was suspending the concealed weapons permits of 22 Floridians involved in the insurrection.

“The deeply disturbing events that occurred at our nation’s Capitol on January 6th were sedition, treason, and domestic terrorism – and those individuals involved in the insurrection must be held accountable for attempting to subvert our democratic process,” Fried said in a statement.

The Florida Department of Agriculture’s Division of Licensing administers the state’s concealed weapon licensing program.

Fried, Florida’s only Democrat elected statewide, said Tuesday the suspensions were effective immediately for anyone who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection who is charged with a felony or certain other offenses.

“Since charges began being filed, we are using our lawful authority to immediately suspend the licenses of 22 individuals involved in the storming of the U.S. Capitol. This is an ongoing effort, and as charges and sentences continue in the wake of this despicable attack, we will further suspend and revoke any additional licenses granted to insurrectionists,” Fried said.

Fried’s office said it has the ability to immediately suspend a license if the licensee is charged with a felony or certain other disqualifying offenses. Once a judgment is rendered, if their sentence disqualifies the person from carrying a concealed weapon, the state will then revoke their license.

Fried said more suspensions could come in the future. Public disclosure by her agency of individual concealed weapons permits is prohibited by law.

The move comes as a select U.S. House committee began hearings into the Capitol riot with testimony from police officers who confronted and battled the mob that was supporting then-President Donald Trump’s false claims of widespread election fraud in 2020.

Fried is seeking the Democratic nomination for Florida governor, along with former governor and current U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and others. The winner would face Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in the 2022 election.

More than 500 people have been arrested since the U.S. Capitol was violently breached six months ago. Fifty-five of those arrested were from Florida and approximately a dozen called the Bay Area home.

The U.S. Capitol Police say the majority of threats come from California and Florida and that’s why it is opening two field offices – one in Tampa and one in San Francisco