2nd Amendment, Politics, States

2A Boom: The Number of Concealed Carry Licenses Issued in Ohio Almost Doubled In 2020

2020 was a monster year for gun sales. The unrest that ensued following the death of George Floyd motivated millions of Americans to get strapped. As cities became hellscapes filled with looting and random acts of violence, Americans learned real quick that the most reliable form of defense in such chaotic times is the right to bear arms.

In addition, a substantial number of Americans took their gun ownership to the next level by applying for concealed carry licenses. Some figures from states such as Ohio suggest that 2020 was also a record year for the issuance of concealed carry licenses. According to Cam Edwards of Bearing Arms, data from Attorney General Dave Yost’s office uncovered that approximately 100,000 concealed carry licenses were issued to Ohioans in 2020.

These figures are the most since 2016 and represent a 78% increase since 2019. Read more…

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Abortion, Politics, States

Arkansas Legislature Sends Bill to Ban Nearly All Abortions to the Governor

The Arkansas legislature has given final approval to a bill that would completely ban abortions except to save a mother’s life, though it remains to be seen whether Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will sign it into law.

The state House voted 75-18 to pass the bill Wednesday, the Associated Press reports, a month after its passage in the state Senate. The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called the bill “plainly unconstitutional” and warned that “we will be seeing the state of Arkansas in court again” if it’s signed into law. Read more…

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Politics, Violence

Ashli Babbitt Family Lawyer Takes ‘Legal Action’ Against Capitol Police

The lawyer for the family of Ashli Babbitt has issued a press release, slamming the “lack of transparency” from the Capitol Police, and will take “appropriate legal action” to get justice.

Babbitt, an Air Force veteran who had served four tours, was shot by a Capitol Police officer during the protests on Capitol Hill on January 6th when she entered the building along with hundreds of others. Her husband had described her as a “strong supporter of President Trump and a great patriot to all who knew her.” Read more…

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Politics

Joe Biden’s DHS Frees at Least 800 Border Crossers into U.S. in Four Days

President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released at least more than 800 border crossers into the United States in the last four days, data reviewed by Breitbart News reveals.

In the first four days of March, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency released about 814 border crossers into the U.S. interior — an average of about 204 releases every day this month — according to the data.

The bulk of those released are going to Brownsville, Texas; Yuma, Arizona; and Kingsville, Texas.

The releases are only a portion of the total border crossers being released, as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency also releases border crossers on a daily basis into the U.S. interior. ICE officials have not provided Breitbart News with an updated total of releases for the month of February and the first week of March. Read more…

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Politics

Supreme Court Dismisses ‘Sanctuary City’ Cases at Request of Biden’s DOJ

The Supreme Court has dismissed three pending requests to hear challenges to the Trump administration’s order to withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement funds from so-called sanctuary jurisdictions—states and cities that refuse to cooperate with Department of Homeland Security efforts to deport people residing in the United States illegally.

“After a request from the Biden administration yesterday, the Supreme Court just dismissed three pending cert petitions (requests to hear a case) about the Trump administration’s effort to withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities,” the SCOTUSblog Twitter account noted.

In 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that called on U.S. agencies to withhold federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, many of which are governed by Democrats. Part of Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, the order made federal money to state and local governments conditional upon their giving U.S. immigration officials access to their jails and advance notice when illegal immigrants were being released from custody. Lower courts were divided on whether the policy was lawful. Read more…

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Politics

Texas Governor Backs Bill Prohibiting Social Media Censorship of Conservative Speech

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday addressed his state about a new legislation that aims to combat the censorship of conservative voices by social media companies.

Speaking at a press conference, Abbott warned about a “dangerous movement” across the United States to silence conservative ideas and religious beliefs. He blamed social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for contributing to that nationwide movement by “choosing which viewpoints are going to be allowed to be presented.”

“Conservative speech will not be canceled in the state of Texas,” the Republican governor said. “We see that the First Amendment is under assault by the social media companies, and that is not going to be tolerated in Texas.”

“They are controlling the flow of information and sometimes denying the flow of information,” Abbott continued. “Texas is taking a stand against big tech political censorship. We’re not going to allow it in the Lone Star State.” Read more…

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Politics

Kamala Harris Casts Tie-Breaker Vote on $1.9 Trillion Leftist Boondoggle

The Senate on March 4 advanced President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan, with Vice President Kamala Harris providing the tiebreaking vote.

All Republicans voted against beginning the debate on the plan, while all Democrats, including two nominal independents, voted for it. That left the decision up to Harris, the president of the upper chamber.

“On this vote, the yeas are 50. The nays are 50. The Senate being equally divided, the vice president votes in the affirmative and the motion to proceed is agreed to,” Harris told the body.

Harris has broken three ties since being sworn in on Jan. 20, compared to former Vice President Mike Pence’s 13 tiebreaking votes across four years.

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Culture, Education, Politics

Tucker: Hunt for “White Supremacy” Justifies Injuring Children, Scaring Parents into Silence?

Carlson: “Last night, we told you what the President of the Los Angeles Teachers Union, an equity promoter called, Cecily Myart-Cruz.

For months, parents whose kids use public education in Los Angeles have been begging Cecily Myart-Cruz to reopen the schools, and why wouldn’t they?

How has Cecily Myart-Cruz responded? Well, by demanding those parents shut up immediately. Those parents, she explained, have the wrong skin color. Therefore, unlike entitled unionized teachers who can never be fired, those parents have privilege.” Read more…

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Health, Politics, States

Beto O’Rourke Says Texas Reopening is “Human Sacrifice”

Despite all the evidence that lockdowns, even in their most extreme forms, do little to nothing to stop the spread of COVID-19, but instead cause societal decay, extreme wealth inequality, and even arguably “destroys what makes us human,” former Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke says the decision to re-open the Texas economy amounts to a form of human sacrifice.

“They literally want to sacrifice the lives of our fellow Texans, for — I don’t know, for political gain? To satisfy certain powerful interests within the state? And this isn’t hyperbole,” O’Rourke told MSNBC on Wednesday when asked why he believed Texas Governor Greg Abbott made the decision to lift the statewide mask mandate and allow all businesses to reopen at full capacity. Read more…

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Corruption, Elections, States

Mississippi Judge Orders New Election After 78% of Mail-In Ballots Found Invalid, Notary Arrested

A Mississippi judge ordered a new runoff election for a local election in Aberdeen after more than three-quarters of absentee ballots cast in the June Democratic runoff election were found to be invalid, while a notary involved in the election was arrested.

Judge Jeff Weill, in a 64-page order, said that there is evidence of fraud and criminal activity in how absentee ballots were handled, how they were counted, and actions from individuals at polling places during the runoff election held in Aberdeen, Mississippi. As a result, a new runoff election for the Ward 1 alderman seat is necessary, reported WCBI.

The judge ruled that 66 of 84 absentee ballots that were cast in the election, or around 78 percent, should have never been counted, according to WCBI. Nicholas Holliday was declared the winner of the alderman seat by 37 votes, while challenger Robert Devaull contested the results in court. Read more…

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