Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida emergency officials provided an update after the 5 p.m. advisory on Hurricane Idalia. The storm did reach category 2 strength at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and is expected to continue intensifying as it nears landfall in Florida~Ron DeSantis gives Hurricane Idalia update

Ron DeSantis gives Hurricane Idalia update

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives an update on the state's efforts to search and rescue, restore power, and assess the damage from Hurricane Idalia

Child Patriot Shamed, School Punishes 12 YEAR OLD for Daring to Be Patriotic~Colorado School Retreats After Violating Student’s Rights


Picture this: a 12-year-old boy, an American classroom, and a small but powerful patch of fabric that’s got the woke brigade at his school losing their minds. I’m talking about Jaiden Rodriguez, who dared to display the iconic Gadsden flag—yes, the "Don't Tread on Me" flag—on his backpack. Now he finds himself at the center of a cultural warzone.


DR. STEVE TURLEY: Massive BACKLASH as WOKE School Tries to BAN Patriot Flag!!!


VICTORY! Colorado School Retreats After Violating Student's Rights (Gadsden Flag)

Colorado Democrats Go Full Commie, Choose Open Marxist Who Calls for Cultural Revolution for State House Seat

Colorado Dems Go Full Commie, Choose Open Marxist Who Calls for Cultural Revolution for State House Seat

SEE: https://www.timforco.com/

68-person committee appoints Tim Hernández to vacant Colorado House seat

Chicano activist and teacher Tim Hernández will represent northwest Denver in the state House of Representatives. Hernández was selected on Saturday by a 68-member vacancy committee to represent House District 4 through 2024. Hernández will complete the term of former Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, who represented House District 4 since 2019 and resigned earlier this month to join the Denver City Council.

Tim Hernández says he is ready to work against oppression at the state Capitol

Just in case you have any lingering doubt about what the Democrats plan to inflict upon America, consider the case of Tim Hernández, whom Colorado party apparatchiks have just selected to fill a vacant state House seat in the Denver area. The charming Hernández is an open and proud Marxist, frequently rails against “Whiteness,” and has called for a “FORCEFUL Cultural Revolution.” He is also, of course, a schoolteacher, busy raising up new cadres of Bolsheviks to bring about the revolution he desires. Every Marxist revolution in history has been accompanied by appalling bloodlust; if Hernández ever gets what he wants, Coloradans can’t say they didn’t see it coming.Fox News reported Monday that Hernández was “selected as a state representative for the Denver area on Saturday by a committee of Democrats tasked with filling the vacant seat after its incumbent, Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, was elected to the Denver City Council.” Before that, Comrade Hernández indoctrinated children under the unsuspecting noses of their parents, working at Aurora West Preparatory Academy in the Aurora Public Schools District. He kept this job despite hanging signs in his classroom reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Dismantle White systems.” Or maybe he kept the job because he was so flamboyantly and unapologetically leftist in a heavily leftist area.

Hernández made where he stood abundantly clear when he ranted at a protest about how to bring about the Marxist revolution that apparently everyone present wanted: “We like to compete who knows Marx better, who knows these things better, who’s a Leninist. Listen, all right, I’ll give you a real take on this s—t. Kids don’t care.” He meant that talking about Marxism was less important than acting to bring the revolution about:

Yes, it’s important to know theory. But you have to do some practices, you have to get out into the streets. You have to get into your workplace. You have to go to your families. If we are just sitting, talking in an ideological circle, our kids are still going to schools that are underfunded where they are investing more in their failure than in their success. Your [communist] theory will not save you. The revolution…will happen in the hood. It will not be led by who understand Lenin best, it will not be led by the deepest Marxists. The revolution will be led by the people….And I say all of this because I’m a teacher.

Yeah, that’s the scary part. Fox notes that he has “signaled that he was including lessons on communist theory in his classroom.” He recommends that children “be shown the movie ‘A Bug’s Life’ followed by a lesson on ‘proletariat revolution,’ meaning a social revolution in which the working class attempts to overthrow the bourgeoisie.” He boasted at one far-left rally: I tell my students the truth.”

Hernández has also taken to social media to call for a “FORCEFUL cultural revolution wherein we assert the dignity of life for all at the expense of White supremacy.” He added: I am absolutely advocating for a Cultural Revolution where we dismantle individual and systemic White supremacy. We’re talking about Whiteness and White supremacy. And I’m willing to advocate for any form of disruption to it and every manifestation it has.”

Every form of disruption. It doesn’t matter to a fanatical ideologue of this kind that there is actually no systemic white supremacy in the United States. It’s a useful myth to justify the call for revolution, just as the Russian communists wildly exaggerated how oppressive the czars were and then established a regime that was exponentially more authoritarian, inhumane, and violent than the worst czar ever dreamed of being. The worst part of this revolting story, however, is that this individual has not only been given a free hand to indoctrinate children but is apparently so comfortably within the Democrat Party’s current mainstream that he was chosen to fill a state House seat.

Related: 14 American Cities Agree to Go Full-Marxist, End Dairy, Meat, and Cars by 2030

Tim Hernández in the Colorado State House is a veritable poster child for the maladies of our age. Communist regimes the world over have terrorized and murdered their own people and driven their economies off a cliff. There has never been one, ever, anywhere, that made life better for those who had the misfortune to have to endure it. The Colorado Democrats, if they had any modicum of good sense left, would have expelled Tim Hernández from the party, not given him a state House seat.

Now that they have done so, however, at least it’s all out in the open. You want Marxist revolution? You want to be a slave of the all-powerful, all-encompassing, rabidly violent, and conscienceless state? Register as a Democrat.

India: In viral video, Muslim schoolgirls dance to song cursing non-Muslims as ‘dogs’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/08/india-in-viral-video-muslim-schoolgirls-dance-to-song-cursing-non-muslims-as-dogs;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

“Indeed, the worst of animals in Allah’s sight are the ungrateful who will not believe.” (Qur’an 8:55)

“Uttar Pradesh: Video of Burqa-clad schoolgirls in Mau, dancing on song cursing non-believers as ‘hijda’ and ‘kutta’ goes viral,” OpIndia, August 26, 2023:

On Friday (August 25), Swarajya journalist Swati Goel Sharma shared an undated video from a school in the Mau district of Uttar Pradesh. In the video, several burqa-clad girls were seen dancing to a song, which cursed non-believers (Kafirs) and glorified the practice of ‘purdah’ for women in Islam.

The girls are said to be the students of Talimuddin Niswan Women’s Degree College in Mau. In the video, they were seen performing to a song with lyrics urging Muslim girls to adhere to the principles of Islam without being afraid of the ‘Zaalim’ (oppressor).

The song further asserted that the Purdah/veil alone was the identity of women, urging the ‘Shehzadis’ of Islam to exhibit their ‘Imaan’ (Faith). A voiceover, attached to the song, emphasised, “To hell with such an education system, and institutions that target the rules laid down in Islam.”

Moreover, the song labelled the supposed ‘enemies’ of Islam as Hijdas (colloquial term for eunuchs) and Kuttas (dogs). While sharing the contentious video on X (formerly Twitter), journalist Swati Goel Sharma wrote, “A glimpse into the brainwashing and radicalisation that goes on in religious minority institutes.”

“Women covered from head to toe in burqa are glorifying the regressive all-body wrapping as the very foundation of their religious beliefs while cursing non-believers as hijdas and kutta and declaring them as enemies,” she added.

Sharma further emphasised, “Anybody trying to end the purdah system is trying to end Islam, they declare Video is from Talimuddin Niswan Women Degree College in UP’s Mau district. Song’s tune plagiarised from Katrina Kaif’ Kamli, the original source of which I don’t know.”…

ATF Inspector Seizes Gun Store Records Without A Warrant

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2023/08/atf-inspector-seizes-gun-store-records-without-a-warrant;Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

ATF Police Raid IMG instagram.com/atfhq/
ATF Police Raid IMG instagram.com/atfhq/

A Florida-based Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Industry Operations Inspector (IOI) seized a federal firearms licensee’s (FFL) completed ATF Form 4473s and bound book to take off-site to make copies violating federal law. The IOI would return the documents a week later.

Last week, Kiloton Tactical joined a coalition of FFLs led by Eric Blandford of the Iraqveteran8888 YouTube channel and vowed to sue the ATF over the Biden Administration’s zero-tolerance policy for FFLs. The lawsuit has now been filed with the illegal actions of the IOI front and center in the complaint.

According to 18 U.S.C. 923(g)(1)(A), FFLs must maintain records such as a bound book and copies of the ATF Form 4473, which Kiloton Tactical did maintain. During an inspection, an IOI is able to look over records for policy violations but does not have the authority to inspect the documents off-site. This action is expressly prohibited by 27 CFR § 478.23(cd).

The statute reads: “The inspections and examinations provided by this section do not authorize an ATF officer to seize any records or documents other than those records or documents constituting material evidence of a violation of law. If an ATF officer seizes such records or documents, copies shall be provided to the licensee within a reasonable time.”

At the time of the seizure, no wrongdoing was suspected. The IOI insisted he was within his legal rights to remove the documents from the store. The IOI’s deviation put him at odds with federal law.

The ATF’s IOI handbook doubles down on forbidding an IOI from removing records from a business. The ATF has been slow to release the IOI handbook to the public, and when they finally did, the document was heavily redacted. AmmoLand News acquired an unredacted copy of the guide from our sources inside the ATF. Every IOI is responsible for knowing the policies laid out in the handbook, but the ATF employee ignored page 10 of the handbook, which expressly prohibits IOIs from making any seizures.

IOI Manual Forbiding Seizures

Later in the same guide, the ATF states that all inspections should be done at the FFL’s location. There is no exception for carrying out an inspection of records off-site. The IOI in question violated the ATF’s own policies and violated federal law. To many, this is just another example of a lack of training for ATF employees. Others believe that ATF employees think they are above the law due to a culture of government overreach.

Page 46 Of The IOI Manual

The Biden administration has empowered the ATF to shut down gun stores for small clerical errors. President Joe Biden claims the new zero-tolerance policy only affects “rogue gun dealers,” but in practice, many more small gun stores are being targeted. FFL revocations are up between 350% and 500%, rising to a 17-year high.

IOIs no longer have the discretion to determine whether a violation is willful. Instead of revocation being the last option, it is becoming the default action by the ATF over minor errors. The zero-tolerance policies have significantly impacted the firearms market, decreasing the number of gun stores across the country and ending the livelihood of not only the stores’ owners but also the employees of the businesses.

One organization that has sounded the alarm against the ATF overreach is Gun Owners of America (GOA). GOA has a lawsuit of its own in North Dakota against the zero-tolerance policy. GOA Senior Vice President Erich Pratt has pledged to help the FFL Coalition’s efforts in any way possible.

“The ATF is out of control, and both Congress and the Courts have an obligation to rein them in! GOA fully supports the FFL Coalition’s efforts to halt the weaponization of the ATF, and thus protect honest gun dealers around the country,” Pratt told AmmoLand News. “Left unchecked, Biden’s Zero Tolerance policy will cripple the gun industry and make it virtually impossible for law-abiding Americans to purchase firearms and exercise their rights.”

The actions of the IOI show the agency’s problems are systemic and highly politicized, leaving us with one solution: defund the ATF.

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Germany: Muslim migrant rams glass in face of man trying to protect girl; blinds him

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/08/germany-muslim-migrant-rams-glass-in-face-of-man-trying-to-protect-girl-blinds-him;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Celebrate diversity! There are, of course, violent altercations in bars all over the West from time to time. In this case, however, the Muslim migrant had drugged a girl’s drink and then reacted with extreme violence when caught. While none of this behavior has any exclusive connection to anything Islamic, Aissam D. has come to Germany from a cultural milieu in which women, particularly non-Muslim women, are devalued and violence is considered to be a divinely blessed response in certain circumstances. That means that this kind of incident will be more common in Germany, and all over Europe, in the near future.

“Blind! Because he wanted to protect a girl, Moroccan rams a glass in his face,” translated from “Blind! Weil er ein Mädchen beschützen wollte, rammt Marokkaner ihm ein Glas ins Gesicht,” by Bettina Sauer, Journalisten Watch, August 24, 2023 (thanks to Medforth):

Tony B. is one of the countless victims of politicians who enable and promote uncontrolled mass migration of people from other cultures. Because he wanted to protect a girl in a Munich bar from a Faeser guest, he rammed a glass in his face. Now the young man is blind in his left eye, the other has little sight.

The 30-year-old will never forget the night of April 30 in the Munich Milchbar nightclub. How it came about that his “baby face” – so called by his friends because of his soft facial features – is now covered in scars, why he has completely lost sight in one eye and has little vision in the other, why he suffers from panic attacks Tony B. only knows that from stories: “My group that was there told me that I caught the guy putting drops in a girl’s glass and I confronted him on it.” They only argued verbally.

“According to the video recording, I was involved in a conversation while the perpetrator pointed a glass at me and hit me on the face with full force. That was the moment when I collapsed and was waiting for the rescue workers in a huge pool of blood.”

Several panes of glass pierced his eyes during the attack. Bags under the eyes and the right eyelid were severed. The doctors in the “Rechts der Isar” hospital had to remove the broken pieces for hours. They then put the patient in an artificial coma.

Since then he has been experiencing the never-ending nightmare of doctor visits, compensation negotiations and blindness on Instagram.

The young man is doing very poorly at the moment. His only hope: that the right eye can regain some sight – an operation in September could possibly help. In crowds, he has suffered from massive panic attacks since the attack.

The 41-year-old Moroccan Aissam D is accused. The Munich police are investigating not only against the violent import, but also against Tony for bodily harm; he is said to have headbutted the Moroccan. For those close to them, these are allegations that they cannot understand. Tony was always more of the quiet, withdrawn type. He almost never went to parties.

However, the horror for B. is not just that he will be disfigured for life, has almost lost his eyesight and suffers from panic attacks. The legal dispute over compensation for pain and suffering is only just beginning. Tony: “We were open about accepting an offer regarding compensation for pain and suffering and thereby accepting that the perpetrator would receive a mitigating bonus for the conviction.” Only more perverse: Aissam D. and his lawyers – note the plural! – offered B. 10,000 euros as compensation. “According to the compensation table, I am entitled to 25,000 euros for an injured eye and considerably more for a blind one. There are the massive scars on my face and the coma, fractured shoulder, trauma, etc.” In addition, he will probably not be able to work for the rest of his life.

“I’m shocked by this ‘offer’ and see it more as an insult, to be honest,” says B., who wants to increase his pressure on the attacker by making it public and wants to draw attention to his fate.

National Archives Acknowledges Having 5,400 Biden Pseudonym Emails

Whoa: National Archives Acknowledges Having 5,400 Biden Pseudonym Emails
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
Earlier this month, it was reported that Joe Biden “allegedly” used a pseudonymous email account while serving as vice president. According to reports, Biden went by the names Robert L. Peters, Robin Ware, and JRB Ware and used the email address “Robert.L.Peters@pci.gov.”

On Monday, the National Archives and Records Administration acknowledged that it does indeed have as many as 5,400 of these emails, which Joe Biden reportedly used to forward government information and discuss business with his son, Hunter Biden. What kind of incriminating information is contained in these emails? Well, we may find out soon. According to a report from Just the News, a lawsuit is underway from the Southeastern Legal Foundation to compel the National Archives to release the emails.

The non-profit constitutional legal group that filed the lawsuit said the archives confirmed that Biden used the pseudonyms of Robin Ware, Robert L. Peters, and JRB Ware during his time in the Obama administration.

The archives’ admissions confirm years of reporting from Just the News about Biden’s use of a personal email as vice president and the pseudonym accounts he used.

The legal foundation first filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the archives for Biden’s emails in 2021 on behalf of Just the News editor-in-chief John Solomon.

The legal foundation renewed its initial request last year with a second FOIA request, but the archives “has failed to produce a single one of these emails,” the group said.

Monday’s lawsuit turns up the pressure on the archives to release the documents.

“All too often, public officials abuse their power by using it for their personal or political benefit. When they do, many seek to hide it,” Southeastern Legal Foundation general counsel Kimberly Hermann told Just the News. “The only way to preserve governmental integrity is for NARA to release Biden’s nearly 5,400 emails to SLF and thus the public. The American public deserves to know what is in them.”

For our VIPs: Impeachment Looms for Uncooperative Joe Biden

The House Oversight Committee is also attempting to obtain the emails.

“Joe Biden has stated there was ‘an absolute wall’ between his family’s foreign business schemes and his duties as Vice President, but evidence reveals that access was wide open for his family’s influence peddling. We already have evidence of then-Vice President Biden speaking, dining, and having coffee with his son’s foreign business associates,” House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said in a statement. “We also know that Hunter Biden and his associates were informed of then-Vice President Biden’s official government duties in countries where they had a financial interest. The National Archives must provide these unredacted records to further our investigation into the Biden family’s corruption.”

The Number of Americans Who Believe Biden Is Too Old to Be President May Surprise You

The Number of Americans Who Believe Biden Is Too Old to Be President May Surprise You
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
A new AP-NORC poll confirms what most Americans already know: 77% of Americans think that Joe Biden is too old to be president, including a whopping 69% of Democrats. And even though Trump is only three years younger than Biden, far fewer Americans think he is too old to serve.

The poll places the issue of age front and center as we head into fall. While the election is still more than a year away, the age problem is something the Democratic Party is going to have to address. Should party elders put pressure on Biden to withdraw? Should other challengers like Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) enter the race to force a decision from Biden?

We’re now beyond idle gossiping and entertainment for the chattering classes. How much longer can the Democrats pretend that their incumbent nominee is fit to serve?

The United States is currently in the midst of engaging in a dangerous foreign adventure in Ukraine, facing an existential threat from China, recognizing a slow decline in our ability to dominate world affairs, and seeing the will to remain an economic superpower fade away.

All of these crises are reversible — but not by a feeble octogenarian whose addled mind can’t focus on any of these difficulties long enough to properly address them.

The poll asked voters to name “the first word that comes to mind when they think of each candidate.”

26% of all adults cited Biden’s age and 15% mentioned words associated with being slow and confused, while only 1% and 3% did so for Trump, respectively. For Trump, nearly a quarter mentioned words associated with corruption, crime, lying, or untrustworthiness, while only 8% mentioned those traits for Biden.

Democrats who continue to think that Biden isn’t damaged by the age issue play right into the hands of Republicans.

Pessimism over the current president’s age is consistent among both younger and older adults, with at least 7 in 10 of those both under 30 and over 60 years of age viewing Biden as too old to effectively serve another term.

Among Democrats though, younger people view Biden’s age as a larger issue. Seventy-seven percent of Democrats under age 45 think he is too old to serve a second term as president effectively compared to 62% of those over 45. And while 54% of Democrats age 45 and older want Biden to seek a second term, only 34% of those under 45 agree.

“The American people are telling us on polling we’re doing and discussions we’re having that they’ve lost confidence in the two major parties, and by large numbers, they don’t want to have to choose again between President Trump and President Biden,” said Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic Senator from New Jersey. Lieberman is founding chairman of the No Labels Party and says his party won’t play a “spoiler” in the 2024 election.

“Our plan is to only run if we think we have a chance to win realistically,” he said.

I don’t think this means that those who believe Biden is too old to serve would automatically vote for Trump. That’s why there is so much unhappiness and disgust among the voters with the choices before them. It’s why Vivek Ramaswamy and Robert Kennedy are getting serious looks from the voters.

Americans have never preferred a third-party candidate. But 2024 is shaping up to be the most unusual election since the 1876 contest between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel J. Tilden. The election see-sawed back and forth until it was finally decided in the House of Representatives by one vote.

No one wants that sort of mess — especially since in this day and age, elections are going to be contested no matter how close they are.

Ukrainian Ex-Prosecutor Gives Additional Details Regarding Hunter, Joe Biden

Ukrainian Ex-Prosecutor Gives Additional Details Regarding Hunter, Joe Biden

(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
3:34 PM – Monday, August 28, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/ukrainian-ex-prosecutor-gives-additional-details-regarding-hunter-joe-biden/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

In order to “provide protection” for Burisma CEO and founder Mykola Zlochevsky from criminal investigations, Hunter Biden was added to the board of the Ukrainian gas business, according to Ukrainian former prosecutor general Viktor Shokin.

“I have no doubt that there were illegal activities engaged in by Burisma,” Shokin told host Brian Kilmeade through a translator on Saturday night. “It continued to expand and Zlochevsky, who at the time held the post of minister … started bringing in people who could provide protection for him. Hunter Biden was among them and the corruption network expanded as a result,” he said.

Shokin’s allegations, if proven to be true, may fuel calls for the House to begin an impeachment investigation into the president as early as next month.

In 2016, during an inquiry into Burisma Holdings and Zlochevsky, Shokin maintained that he was forced out of office by former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, “at the insistence of then-Vice President Joe Biden.”

Shokin believed that Biden was delaying crucial funding for Ukraine in exchange for kickbacks to have him ousted.

“I do not want to deal in unproven facts, but my firm personal conviction is that, yes, this was the case. They were being bribed. And the fact that Joe Biden gave away $1 billion in U.S. money in exchange for my dismissal, my firing, isn’t that alone a case of corruption?” he said.

Shokin was forced to resign by Biden’s threat to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, which he publicly credited for the move.

Beginning in April 2014, Hunter Biden worked for Burisma as a board member, earning up to $1 million annually.

“It was on a list of cases to merit special attention because Hunter Biden was involved with Burisma and of course, his father, the vice president. Biden at the time oversaw Ukraine affairs for the White House,” he continued.

Zlochevsky also alleged in 2016 that he was “coerced” into paying a $10 million bribe to the president and his son in return for Shokin’s dismissal, according to an FBI informant file that was made public last month.

Devon Archer, a 2014 board member and previous business associate of Hunter Biden, said before the House Oversight Committee this month that Burisma appointed Hunter on the board so that “people would be intimidated to mess with them… legally.”

Vadym Pozharskyi, a board adviser for Burisma, and Joe Biden met in Washington, D.C., in 2015 and spoke over the phone with Hunter when they were both present at a meeting in Dubai the same year, according to Archer.

According to Shokin, his office “would have found the facts about the corrupt activities that they were engaging in,” and as a result, he was sacked. “That included both Hunter Biden and Devon Archer and others.”

In an effort to remove Shokin, Joe Biden called the then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko five times in February and March 2016 and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk once.

On February 2nd, 2016, the Kyiv Post reported that Shokin’s office had successfully obtained a court order to take Zlochevsky’s property. On March 29th, Shokin was let go.

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Why Have Billionaires Bought Up Thousands of Acres of Land Around Travis Air Force Base?

Why Have Billionaires Bought Up Thousands of Acres of Land Around Travis Air Force Base?
Travis Air Force Base and surrounding land in Solano County, Calif. Image: Google Maps
Since 2017, a shadowy Silicon Valley company has bought up 52,000 acres of farmland around Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, Calif., totaling about $800 million.Flannery Associates is a company run by Jan Sramek, a 36-year-old former Goldman Sachs trader. Beyond that, nothing much is known of the company except that some of the most famous names in Silicon Valley have invested in a project being promoted by Flannery. Some backers include Marc Andreessen, Powell Jobs, Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and others, according to the report.

The entire Air Force base is now encircled by land owned by Flannery. This caught the attention of the Department of Defense, who have since been investigating. According to the New York Times, in 2017, Flannery was trying to sell an idea to build an entire city — walkable and green. Its proximity to San Francisco suggests that the new city would be an escape hatch for those who are finding San Francisco unlivable. But others aren’t so sure.

“We don’t know who Flannery is, and their extensive purchases do not make sense to anybody in the area,” said Rep. John Garamendi, (D., Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee’s readiness panel. “The fact that they’re buying land purposefully right up to the fence at Travis raises significant questions.”

But the Wall Street Journal is now saying Flannery Associates is going to build that city.

“We are proud to partner on a project that aims to deliver good-paying jobs, affordable housing, clean energy, sustainable infrastructure, open space and a healthy environment to residents of Solano County,” Brian Brokaw, a spokesman for the group, said in a statement. “We are excited to start working with residents and elected officials, as well as with Travis Air Force Base, on making that happen.”

The revelation that Flannery’s backers include many well-known American tech titans and the group’s first public comments on how it plans to develop the land it has acquired provide some answers to the residents, local and federal officials, and the region’s congressional delegation. The questions surrounding Flannery’s purchases had fueled concerns of foreign ownership and prompted federal probes, the Journal has reported.

The Air Force has been investigating the identity of Flannery’s backers for months, and Reps. John Garamendi and Mike Thompson, Democrats who represent the area, called for a national-security panel known as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. to investigate the land deals.

Rep. Garamendi said in an interview Friday that he still had many questions about Flannery’s intentions toward Travis Air Force Base. “There’s just a whole host of questions about their megacity,” he said. “What are you guys doing with Travis? What are your intentions here?”

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There’s a long way to go to make the “megacity” a reality. There are zoning issues that need to go to a vote, and there may already be some resentment building among the locals who don’t much like the idea of interlopers coming into their county uninvited.

“Flannery Associates has developed a very bad reputation in Solano County through their total secrecy and mistreatment of generational family farmers,” Rep. Garamendi said in a statement.

Not everyone is on board with this plan. But $800 million should go a long way in convincing people that a mega-city outside San Francisco is a fine idea.

‘Climate Change’ High Priest John Kerry Declares Virtual War on ‘Deniers,’ Calls Them ‘Inexorable Threat’

'Climate Change' High Priest John Kerry Declares Virtual War on 'Deniers,' Calls Them 'Inexorable Threat'
The corporate state is intent, apparently, on ramping up its propaganda against so-called “climate deniers,” presumably to set the rhetorical groundwork for more extreme legal and social action against them in the future. So it dispatched something called its “climate envoy,” John Kerry, to Scotland with that aim.

Here is the most incendiary portion of his comments:

Without facts or economics on their side, they flatly deny what is happening to our planet and what we must do to save it. They incite a movement against what they falsely label ‘climate change fanaticism,’ as they conveniently forget that the dictionary definition of a cult is the dismissal of facts in devotion to a lie.

This is an obvious truism at this point, but, of course, I would be remiss not to point out that these people always do what they accuse their opponents of doing. Freud got it right. From the Hunter Biden laptop hoax to the “safe and effective” COVID vax lie, lying in the service of their various profiteering and social engineering projects is their modus operandi. Climate change is no exception.

Related: Medieval EU Censorship Regime Goes Into Full Effect

Continuing with what is essentially Kerry’s declaration of war on “climate change” deniers (emphasis added):

And while they refuse to accept the facts behind increasingly obvious damages, which the First Minister listed, they lash out at the truth-tellers instead, and label indisputable evidence as hysteria. They compound the already difficult challenge of the climate crisis, by promising to do more of exactly what created this crisis in the first place. So now, humanity is inexorably threatened by humanity itself, by those seducing people into buying into a completely fictitious, alternative reality, where we don’t need to act and we don’t even need to care.

Let’s take the phrase “inexorably threatened” and parse it a bit. Per Merriam-Webster, “inexorable” means “not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped.” What he’s saying — the reason his handlers chose that descriptor — is that there is no longer any need to try to persuade the public of their climate change scam because the “deniers” are individuals who cannot be reasoned with. On a societal level, what does one do with an existential threat that cannot be reasoned with because words are meaningless to it? One goes to war with it.

Humanity, for the record, is, in fact, inexorably threatened by humanity itself in a very real and meaningful sense, but the threat is posed not by “climate change” deniers but by technocrats like John Kerry (assuming he is actually human and not a demonic entity wearing a skinsuit).

Germany: ‘She assumed these men had a difficult past and needed her support,’ Muslim migrant stabs her 45 times

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/08/germany-she-assumed-these-men-had-a-difficult-past-and-needed-her-support-muslim-migrant-stabs-her-45-times;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

There in a nutshell is the relationship between Western Europeans and the Muslim migrants who have settled in Europe.

Meanwhile, once again, there is domestic violence in all cultures. So to post this is just “Islamophobic,” right? Wrong: there is domestic violence in all cultures, but only in one does it have divine sanction. Islam doesn’t teach that a man may kill his wife or girlfriend, but once you’ve allowed him to beat her, accidents will happen.

The Qur’an teaches that men are superior to women and should beat those from whom they “fear disobedience”: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34

Muhammad’s child bride, Aisha, says in a hadith that Muhammad “struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: ‘Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you?’” — Sahih Muslim 2127

Another hadith states: “Rifa`a divorced his wife whereupon `AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. `Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah’s Messenger came, Aisha said, ‘I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!’” — Sahih Bukhari 7.77.5825

“Judith (30) bled to death after 45 knife wounds,” translated from “Judith (30) verblutete nach 45 Messerstichen,” by Lisa Goedert, Bild, August 21, 2023 (thanks to Medforth):

“Judith always wanted to help. She assumed that these men had a difficult past and needed her support,” says Christine S. (67) about her daughter’s repeatedly toxic relationships. Judith S. bled to death after her ex-partner Fahim Z. (25) stabbed her 45 times with a knife.

Since Monday, the martial artist has had to e.g. responsible for insidious murder for base motives before the Darmstadt district court. Relatives reconstruct the events on the witness stand.

Accordingly, Judith S. met her later killer in August 2022 in the gym. After just a month, the couple moved into an apartment together in the Johannesviertel. Judith finally wanted to put the on-off relationship with a violent ex-partner behind her.

She didn’t realize that she had “got the wrong guy” again.

Four days before Judith’s death, Fahim Z. punched her in the nose. She fled to her brother (33) and wanted to separate again after only four months. Her fear of the man with unclear citizenship was so great that she wanted to get her car keys out of the apartment on November 24 during Z.’s absence. She asked her brother to drive her there.

What Judith had no idea: Fahim Z. had already reported sick to his employer the evening before. He ambushed her with an eight-inch blade. According to the indictment, Z. attacked the woman from behind, convinced “that Judith has no right to continue living under these circumstances.” He sat on her and stabbed her face and upper body “with the absolute will to destroy.”

Judith’s brother called the police when she still hadn’t come out of the apartment after 15 minutes and didn’t answer his knock.

Fahim Z. apparently noticed that, so he knocked on a neighbor’s door and fled, covered in blood, over the balcony of the attic apartment. The police caught Z. anyway, not far from the crime scene.

Z. does not want to give any information about the course of events and his person, only says his defense attorney: “I am responsible for the death of Ms. Judith S.”

The confessed killer was provided with an Afghan translator, but he speaks and understands German well. He had introduced himself to the neighbors as French, and to Judith’s family as a foreign legionnaire.

Who is Fahim Z. really? This should be clarified in the further course of the negotiation by questioning acquaintances.

NYC MAYOR: Curtis Sliwa Arrested, Protestors Clash at Anti-Migrant Protest Gracie Mansion NYC~Migrant crisis reaches boiling point on Staten Island, New York City~Nassau County, Long Island refuses illegal immigrants

YORKVILLE, Manhattan- Protests against Migrant Shelters being set up in the outer boroughs continued for another weekend this time in front of Gracie Mansion. Protesters want the City to stop migrants from being housed in the 5 boroughs and the Federal Govt to close the US Border. Earlier in the rally, they were a far-left counter-demonstrations that had scuffles with the anti-migrant rallygoers. Curtis Sliwa of the Guardian Angels and two senior citizens were arrested after blocking the entrance to Gracie Mansion.

Migrant crisis reaches boiling point on Staten Island, New York City

A judge has ruled that New York City cannot use a former school on Staten Island as a migrant shelter, for now, despite asylum seekers arriving Friday afternoon.

Nassau County, Long Island, New York Executive Bruce Blakeman says local leaders have legal authority to refuse shelter for illegal immigrants.

The Biden Administration Wants to Regulate Your Ceiling Fan

Nothing is Safe. Now the Biden Administration Wants to Regulate Your Ceiling Fan
Joshua Trujillo
If I were a climate change fanatic, I wouldn’t stop at anything to cut carbon. This explains a lot about the Department of Energy’s proposed rules on energy efficiency for ceiling fans.

Yes, ceiling fans. The DOE announced the exciting news this past week that consumers would save between $28 and $39 over the life of a ceiling fan on energy costs.

Meanwhile, Republicans on the Small Business Committee are questioning the wisdom of rules that will save consumers pennies a year but very well might cost thousands of jobs as some small ceiling fan manufacturers are likely to go out of business. They sent a letter to Jennifer Granholm inquiring about the new regulations.

“It is important for agencies to examine small businesses interests—which make up 99.9 percent of all businesses in the United States—when passing any new rule. America’s small businesses deserve to have their voices heard and considered,” the lawmakers wrote.

Washington Examiner:

The lawmakers argued that the rule would require numerous small business fan manufacturers to redesign their products, potentially putting 10%-30% of these businesses out of business.

The letter lists out a series of questions to the DOE, requesting information on additional costs to businesses complying with the rule, alternative solutions to the proposed policy, impact calculations, and whether or not certain businesses will go out of business because of the rule.

The DOE’s rule, which was proposed in June but whose public comment period ended on Monday, would require ceiling fans to be more energy efficient, reasoning that the move could save households anywhere between $28 to $39 over the lifespan of a new fan. However, the estimated increased equipment costs are expected to be $86.6 million per year.

DOE defended the new regs in a statement to Fox Business on Friday, saying, “These proposed standards, which are required by Congress, wouldn’t take effect until 2028, would give Americans more energy efficient options to choose from, and would save hardworking taxpayers up to $369 million per year, while substantially reducing harmful air pollution — a crucial fact that some have conveniently failed to mention.”

There’s nothing “convenient” about trading a few cents savings per year per ceiling fan for the loss of thousands of jobs. That’s a “crucial fact” that the dullards at DOE “conveniently failed to mention.”

Related: Federal Judge Delivers Big Win to the Premium Cigar Industry

The DOE has proposed new standards for gas stoves, ovens, washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, and other household appliances in recent months in a maniacal effort to cut a few cents from our electric bills. Even combined, the savings amount to far less than other actions the government could take — like deregulating parts of the electric industry that are overburdened with rules. That action would save far more than the government’s single-minded desire to regulate every aspect of our lives.

And if saving the planet from climate change is that important, why isn’t the Biden administration doing more to force China to stop polluting the planet with massive amounts of CO2? Why not demand that China not build 300 coal-fired electricity-generating plants over the next couple of years?

Preventing China from building even a few dozen of those coal-powered electric plants would do far more to save the planet than all the new rules regarding home appliances the DOE has been trying to impose on us.

Vivek Ramaswamy: What will keep the peace between Israel and the Arabs is not treaties, as he seems to think~Wants to Phase Out Military Aid to Israel by 2028

Ramaswamy on his Hindu religion: I share ‘same values’ as Christians?

Can a Non-Christian Champion Christian Values?

Vivek Ramaswamy discusses his Hindu religion, saying he shares the same values as Christians and believes he would be a better protector of religious liberties than many Christian right politicians.

US Pastor Attacks 'Proud Hindu' US Prez Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy| Says No Hindu God In White House?

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/08/what-will-keep-the-peace-between-israel-and-the-arabs-is-not-treaties-as-vivek-ramaswamy-seems-to-think;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has proposed that American military aid to Israel be cut off within five years, at which point he says it will no longer be needed, in view of the new treaties he claims he will conclude between Israel and its hostile neighbors.

In fact, the annual three billion dollars in American military aid now provided to Israel will be needed as long as the war waged against Israel by both states, including Iran, and by Palestinian terror groups in the West Bank and Gaza, continues. Israel does not shirk its own responsibilities, unlike NATO members who allow the US to carry most of the group’s financial burden. Israel spends far more, as a percentage of its GDP, than any other American ally. The members of NATO spend an average of 1.87% of GDP on defense; Israel spends on defense a minimum that is three times as high — 5.5% — as what the NATO countries, with the sole exception of the U.S., now spend. Indeed, in some years, the Jewish state has spent a far greater percentage of its GDP on defense (the highest figure was 30% in 1975). The Israelis, in other words, are not slackers in spending on defense. Threatened as the Jewish state has been, and will remain, as a target of jihad, Israel has earned the right to American military aid.

More of his thoughts on ending aid to Israel by 2028 can be found here: “Republican Jewish Group Pushes Back on Ramaswamy’s Stance Against Israel Aid,” by Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon, August 22, 2023:

“If we’re successful, the true mark of success for the U.S., and for Israel, will be to get to a 2028 where Israel is so strongly standing on its own two feet, integrated into the economic and security infrastructure of the rest of the Middle East, that it will not require and be dependent on that same level of historical aid or commitment from the U.S.,” Ramaswamy said.

What will keep the peace between Israel and the Arabs is not treaties, as Ramaswamy seems to think. It is, rather, deterrence. As long as Israel remains overwhelmingly, and obviously, stronger than any combination of its enemies, peace — that is, the absence of large-scale war — will continue. Israel would be foolish to entrust its security to treaties with Muslim Arabs. For Muslims, the exemplar of treaty-making is the agreement made by Muhammad with the Meccans at Hudaibiyya in 628 A.D. In that agreement, Muhammad entered into a “truce” treaty with the Meccans that was supposed to last for ten years. But after only 18 months, realizing that his forces had grown much stronger, Muhammad broke the treaty, attacked the Meccans, and successfully routed them. And that treaty-breaking has been the model ever since for Muslims: when making agreements with non-Muslims: whenever they feel “stronger,” they will do as Muhammad, the Model of Conduct and Perfect Man, did. They will ignore the treaty and attack the enemy. Is Vivek Ramaswamy familiar with the Treaty of Al-Hudaibiyya? He still has time to familiarize himself with that agreement, and the reason it was. breached, and why this matters so much today.

Israel is not just one more ally of the U.S., but its only sure military ally between Europe and India. It has been compared to a giant stationary aircraft carrier that America can count on, both as a place where, if need be, American planes could be positioned, and as a supplier of hundreds of advanced airplanes, UAVs, and other weapons that could be used if America called upon the Israeli military to assist it in the region, as for example, in an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites if the Islamic Republic appears to be only a few days away from manufacturing a bomb. Israel’s military also holds Hamas in check in Gaza and prevents the terror group, which is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, from taking over the West Bank from the P.A. It also shares intelligence about the Brotherhood and other Islamic threats with the governments of Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia. It is Israel that has kept Hezbollah within its lair in Lebanon, and Israeli threats of massive retaliation have so far prevented Hezbollah from launching any of its stockpile of 150,000 rockets into the Jewish state. Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant recently warned that if Hezbollah attacks the northern Galilee, “we will return Lebanon to the stone age.” Despite his huffing and puffing, the braggart-warrior and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has done nothing more than plant two Hezbollah flags just inside the Lebanese-Israeli border, then removed one, and now has dared the Israelis to remove the other. Nasrallah, by the way, who boasts of what terrible things his group can do to Israel, still changes his residence every few days, so scared is he of being assassinated by Israel.


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/08/vivek-ramaswamy-wants-to-phase-out-military-aid-to-israel-by-2028;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Among the Republican candidates for President whom you likely had not heard of until the recent debate in Milwaukee is the Indian-American Vivek Ramaswamy, a near-billionaire biotech entrepreneur and investor who has never held elective office. He has strong positions on domestic policy, but in foreign policy, he has focused almost entirely on reducing American dependence on China. He has expressed a desire to learn “the truth about 9/11,” which could indicate that he thinks there has been a cover-up, leading some to fear he is a conspiracy theorist. Though a Hindu, he has never shown the slightest interest in the history and present condition of Hindus in Southeast Asia, including the mass murder of 80 million Hindus by Muslims, nor in the continued aggression by Muslims against Hindus, both in Pakistan and Bangladesh and in India itself. He has had no comment, for example, on the Muslims who attacked and drove out 350,000 Hindus from Kashmir — the “Kashmiri pandits” — in recent decades.

Ramaswamy considers himself to be “pro-Israel.” He supports former President Trump’s moving of the American Embassy to Jerusalem. At Yale Law School, Ramaswamy belonged to Shabtai, which he has described as a “Jewish intellectual group.” On the other hand, he drew attention for criticizing a bill signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that penalizes antisemitic harassment.

Ramaswamy has been in the news for proposing that American military aid to Israel be cut off within five years. He is not anti-Israel, he reminds his critics but thinks that by then Israel will no longer need such aid because it will have integrated into the region. “6 Jewish facts about GOP hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy, who proposes cut to Israel funding,” by Andrew Lapin, Times of Israel, August 23, 2023:

In June, while campaigning in New Hampshire, Ramaswamy suggested that he would be open to ending aid to Israel as “part of a broader disengagement with the Middle East.” He later walked back those comments. But last week, he told actor and podcaster Russell Brand that he does, in fact, want to end US aid to Israel in 2028, the year when the current US commitment to provide $3.8 billion annually to Israel expires.

Ramaswamy said that decision would come as Israel receives recognition from more countries in the Middle East. Israel has signed normalization deals with several states in the region in recent years, a framework called the Abraham Accords, and is now pursuing a treaty with Saudi Arabia. Ramaswamy told the Jewish News Syndicate that he’d also like to spearhead Israeli accords with Indonesia and Oman.

Come 2028, that additional aid won’t be necessary in order to still have the kind of stability that we’d actually have in the Middle East by having Israel more integrated in with its partners,” he said on a show Brand hosts on the video platform Rumble.

More of his thoughts on ending aid to Israel by 2028 can be found here: “Republican Jewish Group Pushes Back on Ramaswamy’s Stance Against Israel Aid,” by Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon, August 22, 2023:

Republican Jewish leaders pushed back on Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s proposal to cut off military aid to Israel within five years, arguing that “such a move would very decidedly not be in America’s best interest.”

Matthew Brooks, the CEO of the Republican Jewish Coalition, in a letter on Monday praised Ramaswamy as a “strong and passionate supporter of Israel” but urged him to rethink his stance against U.S. military aid to the Jewish state.

In light of your overall support for a strong U.S.-Israel alliance, I believe that a closer look at the issue of U.S. aid will convince you that now is not the time to end an aid program that provides so much benefit to our nation, strengthens our key strategic ally Israel, and contributes to the stability of the Middle East,” Brooks wrote.

The letter comes as Ramaswamy has climbed in the polls, prompting new scrutiny on his foreign policy positions….Ramaswamy reiterated his position to the Washington Free Beacon, arguing that the aid will be unnecessary after he successfully negotiates new peace treaties between Israel and its Arab neighbors during the first year of his presidency.

Ramaswamy’s success as a businessman has gone to his head. Now he is putting himself forward as a wonderworker, able to “successfully negotiate new peace treaties between Israel and its Arab neighbors.” Presumably, he also means bringing about a permanent “peace” between Israel and the Palestinians. How does he propose to end the Palestinian jihad against the Jewish state? And when he talks about how he will negotiate “new peace treaties between Israel and its Arab neighbors,” what does he mean? Israel already has peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan. But there is no chance that Syria will ever sign a peace treaty with Israel, a country that it has been at war with since 1948, especially since the Golan Heights were annexed as part of Israel in 1981. And if in 2028, Lebanon is still under the control of the Iran-backed Hezbollah, it will not agree to a peace treaty with the Jewish state. Nor will Iraq, where Iran-backed militias now dominate the country, be willing to “normalize ties” with Israel and sign a peace treaty. Ramaswamy, a self-made billionaire, has convinced himself that he is uniquely qualified to achieve an Israel-Arab peace, thereby obviating the need for American military aid to Israel.

Biden To Request Funds From Congress For New COVID Vaccine

Biden To Request Funds From Congress For New COVID Vaccine

US President Joe Biden speaks to the press after attending a pilates class in South Tahoe, California, on August 25, 2023. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Joe Biden speaks to the press after attending a pilates class in South Tahoe, California, on August 25, 2023. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Roy Francis
9:56 AM – Saturday, August 26, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/biden-to-request-funds-from-congress-for-new-covid-vaccine/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

President Joe Biden said on Friday that he plans to request more funding from Congress in order to develop a new COVID vaccine.

Biden says he just "signed off" on a funding request for "a new [COVID] vaccine is necessary that works," pic.twitter.com/PNhyFlwFrt

“I signed off this morning on a proposal we have to present to the Congress a request for additional funding for a new vaccine that is necessary, that works,” Biden told reporters while vacationing in Lake Tahoe. “It will likely be recommended that everybody get it no matter whether they’ve gotten it before or not.”

The announcement comes after reports of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases in some regions of the country. Due to the recent reports of a rise in hospitalizations, mask mandates are also slowly being reintroduced by some organizations, such as LionsGate studios.

Updated versions of the vaccine which contain the newer version of the virus are already being developed by Pfizer, Novavx, and Moderna. Officials claim that due to the mutating nature of the virus, the vaccine needs to constantly be updated.

The supplemental funding that the Biden administration recently presented to Congress did not include any funding for COVID-19 vaccines. Instead, the request asked for around $40 billion for short-term “key priorities” such as more aid for Ukraine, federal disaster funds, climate change, and a minimal amount for border security.

In the fall of 2022, Biden had also asked for around $9 billion from Congress for funding for the virus, but the request was denied by Congress at the time.

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Coalition of FFLs Sue Over Biden’s “Zero Tolarance” Policy

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2023/08/coalition-of-ffls-sue-over-bidens-zero-tolarance-policy/;Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.


In recent months, the Second Amendment community has faced unprecedented challenges in the wake of President Biden’s attack on gun rights. One of the most contentious issues has been implementing the “zero tolerance” policy for gun dealers by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). As staunch defenders of the Second Amendment, a coalition of Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) has stepped up to contest what they view as an overreach of government authority. The alliance is led by Eric Blandford, who runs the successful YouTube channel Iraqveteran8888.

“Selling firearms is a perfectly normal business venture, and nobody should have to fear losing their entire life savings over a typo,” Blandford told AmmoLand News.

The announcement was announced on the popular YouTuber’s channel. He was joined in the video by Senior Vice President of GOA, Erich Pratt.

The Biden administration’s “zero tolerance” policy for gun dealers has drawn significant criticism from pro-gun advocates, including FFLs.

President Biden claims that the policy aims to crack down on alleged violations of federal gun laws by firearm dealers. The coalition of FFLs claims the ATF is taking an over-aggressive stance on even minor clerical errors. The members point to the ATF punishing law-abiding FFLs for trivial mistakes and administrative errors leading to the revocation of FFLs. Under the policy, the revocation of FFLs is at a 17-year high.

The FFL coalition argues that the ATF’s “zero tolerance” approach undermines the due process rights of FFLs and could potentially lead to the unjust revocation of licenses. Instead of focusing on rooting out actual criminals, this policy places undue burdens on small business owners who strive to adhere to complex and often confusing regulations. There is also evidence that the ATF is using the revocation process as retaliation against FFLs that sue the Bureau. Moorehouse Enterprises is one of the alleged victims of ATF reprisal. The gun store sued the ATF over the new rule on frames and receivers. After the lawsuit was launched, a local Industry Operations Inspector (IOI) examined the company’s books and found a few errors. Even though the IOI was positive about the inspection, the small local business received a revocation letter. The gun store has now launched a second lawsuit contesting the revocation with the help of Gun Owners of America (GOA).

The legal battle launched by the FFL coalition centers on upholding the principles of due process and fair treatment under the law.

Pro-gun advocates argue that treating minor administrative mistakes with the same severity as deliberate violations disproportionately punishes FFLs who are attempting to comply with an elaborate set of regulations.

The coalition believes that this overzealous approach by the ATF could have far-reaching implications, not only for FFLs but for the broader Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. By contesting the ATF’s “zero tolerance” policy, the coalition seeks to protect not only their livelihoods but also the rights of responsible gun owners across the nation.

The ongoing legal battle between gun stores and the ATF represents a pivotal moment for Second Amendment rights in the United States. The FFL coalition’s efforts are a testament to the enduring commitment of Americans to safeguard their constitutional rights.

About John Crump

John is an NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people from all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at www.crumpy.com.

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