September 30, 2019

Background Checks Ineffective – Voter ID Needed

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California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths, Johns Hopkins Study Finds

The findings—which run counter to the conventional wisdom that gun control saves lives—have received almost no media attention.

A new academic study has found that, once again, gun laws are not having their desired effect.

A joint study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California at Davis Violence Prevention Research Program found that California’s much-touted mandated background checks had no impact on gun deaths, and researchers are puzzled as to why.

https://fee.org/articles/california-s-background-check-law-had-no-impact-on-gun-deaths-johns-hopkins-study-finds/

‘They just don’t work’: San Antonio police chief opposes city’s proposed gun buyback program

Chief’s comments come minutes after 2 council members presented idea at presser

San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus said Tuesday that he doesn’t support the idea of a voluntary gun buyback program in the city.

His statements in opposition to the proposal came minutes after two San Antonio City Council members — District 2’s Jada Andrews-Sullivan and District 9’s John Courage — held a press conference to outline the buyback program.

“You know I think it’s a noble idea but in reality they’re ineffective. They just don’t work,” McManus said. “… I don’t think that gun buybacks are effective and I think that spending any money on it on an ineffective program is not worthwhile.”

https://www.ksat.com/news/they-just-dont-work-san-antonio-police-chief-opposes-citys-proposed-gun-buyback-program

Voter ID laws don’t seem to suppress minority votes – despite what many claim

Strict voter ID laws require residents to possess a valid, state-approved identification in order to vote.

Support and opposition to these laws primarily fall along party lines. Proponents – mainly Republicans – argue they are needed to protect the integrity of the electoral process. Opponents, who tend to be Democrats, say they’re not necessary to reduce voter fraud.

Democrats have a point: In-person voting fraud is almost nonexistent. President Donald Trump’s now-defunct Voter Fraud Commission, which was supposed to investigate voter fraud during the 2016 election, was unable to unearth any significant evidence.

Critics claim Republicans don’t really care about electoral integrity – that voter ID laws are about suppressing the turnout of minority voters, since these voters are less likely to possess legal forms of identification. Democratic candidates and activists routinely evoke these laws as tools of voter suppression.

https://theconversation.com/voter-id-laws-dont-seem-to-suppress-minority-votes-despite-what-many-claim-114349

House Dems overwhelmingly reject motion to condemn illegal immigrant voting

Nearly every House Democrat on Friday opposed a measure condemning voting in U.S. elections by illegal immigrants, as part of a sweeping election reform bill.

The GOP-backed measure would have added language to the “H.R. 1” election proposal stating that “allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-vote-against-motion-condemning-illegal-immigrant-voting

Ocasio-Cortez Complains About Her Student Debt Even Though She Makes $175k Per Year

On Tuesday during a House Financial Services Committee hearing, socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced that she “literally” made a student loan payment during the hearing, adding that she felt “really accomplished right now.”

“I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, and it was $20,237.16,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000 so I feel really accomplished right now.”

https://trendingpolitics.com/ocasio-cortez-complains-about-her-student-debt-even-though-she-makes-175k-per-year/

Kamala Harris: What Americans Eat Should Be Decided at Highest Levels of Government

So here’s the Climate Town Hall spectacle of Senator Kamala Harris being interrogated by a French lawyer about what she will do to make sure Americans stop eating meat. And Harris, replying that what Americans eat should be decided at the highest levels of government.

Every time, Kamala threatens to take away the meat and straws of the country, she tries to run her cutesy, “I’m so flawed” routine that belongs on a rerun of The View, not in an actual discussion of politics and policy.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2019/09/kamala-harris-what-americans-eat-should-be-decided-daniel-greenfield/

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