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Kamala Harris Doesn't Hate Guns, She Carries One: She Just Doesn't Want You To Have One
[Red State] Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) used the tragedy of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting to call for gun control back in January, saying that lawmakers would have greed on what to do about gun control following the 2012 massacre of 20 children and six adults if they had been forced into "a locked room, no press, no one, nobody else" and required to examine "the autopsy photographs of those babies."

"There is no reason why we cannot have reasonable gun safety laws in this country," she told a CNN Town Hall crowd in Iowa, who cheered and applauded.

Well now the good senator’s position on gun control is coming into focus as we learn she means gun control for people other than herself.
California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris said she owns a gun for "personal safety" Thursday, adding she wants to protect the second amendment after leading efforts to ban assault weapons.

"I am a gun owner, and I own a gun for probably the reason a lot of people do ‐ for personal safety," Harris told reporters after attending a party with supporters in Des Moines, Iowa, according to Business Insider. "I was a career prosecutor."

You’re likely reading into that correctly. She packs for personal safety, she says. Because she had a job that demands such a thing. People like her ‐ powerful people ‐ have exerted their power in pursuit of truth and justice so they OF COURSE need firearms to protect themselves.

But you people? What have you possibly done in life ‐ certainly not become a lawyer and prosecuted bad people ‐ to warrant the perks of gun ownership?

But there’s an even deeper message here, and she’s sending it out not to "average" people she might sway to vote for her. No, the more subliminal message is going straight out to the powerful people behind the progressive regime that tends to give Kamala Harris and politicians like her money to stay in the game.

And that message is this: we get the guns, we get the power.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2019 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I don't mind her carrying a firearm. It's her hypocrisy that is so annoying. She doesn't have the stuff for being POTUS.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/13/2019 9:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Why is her protection so much more important than mine? Willie Brown could easily find another whore to run for Senate.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/13/2019 11:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Dictators think the same way as Kamala.
Posted by: gorb || 04/13/2019 12:18 Comments || Top||

#4  The position both sides hate the most. Bold move.

"I was a career prosecutor."

You were Willie Brown's gun holster.
Snark O'The Day
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/13/2019 14:24 Comments || Top||

#5  You were Willie Brown's gun holster

That's got to be a strong contender for snark of the day.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/13/2019 18:47 Comments || Top||

#6  It's a WINNER
Posted by: Frank G || 04/13/2019 21:16 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Backers abandon 2019 Ohio push to bypass Electoral College
From a few days ago, but still interesting.
[ColumbiaDispatch] Barely a week after launching an effort to award Ohio’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes nationally, supporters abandoned the quest for this year.

"Due to the time constraints and high number of signatures needed to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot for 2019, it will not be possible to meet the deadline for this year," said a news release from the attorney handling the issue, longtime Democrat Don McTigue of Columbus.
If they couldn’t get the signatures, it seems unlikely they’d get enough votes.
"The committee, therefore, notified the Ohio secretary of state (Tuesday) that they are withdrawing the petition."

Before the withdrawal, Gov. Mike DeWine told news hounds, "Well, I’m against that, I think that’s a stupid idea, frankly. Why would Ohio voters give up their right to make decisions about who the next president of the United States is?"

If approved, the proposal would have bypassed the Electoral College. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia, with a combined 184 electoral votes, have enacted a similar popular-vote measure into law. States representing 86 more electoral votes would be needed to reach the majority of 270 Electoral College votes to guarantee that the winner of the popular vote nationally would become president. Ohio has 18.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/13/2019 07:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ..but they got my state!

They just stripped me of my franchise to vote for president in order to support a dozen major metro areas across the country. One party. "Everything in the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state." At least the governor and the state legislators are on record for the reckoning after the civil war they provoke.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/13/2019 7:34 Comments || Top||

#2  As Trumps poll numbers go up in the aftermath of the Mueller report a few cooler heads realize how this absolutely stupid idea could blow up in their faces and make them historical-level laughingstocks.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/13/2019 9:07 Comments || Top||

#3  The Dems are always assiduously gnawing away at the fabric of this great country. Is it time to declare them a subversive terrorist organization and move on without them.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/13/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#4  but they got my state!

Sue ‘em. Class action. All the way to the Supreme Court. This is exactly the kind of thing blogging conservative law professors ought to want to get their teeth into — or will happily publicize and connect you with those willing to help.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/13/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#5  #2 As Trumps poll numbers go up in the aftermath of the Mueller report a few cooler heads realize how this absolutely stupid idea could blow up in their faces and make them historical-level laughingstocks.
Posted by: rjschwarz 2019-04-13 09:07

...My concern now is that if that happens, you will see a serious call for the electors from those states to vote for the other guy, "because there's no possible way Trump could have won honestly." And THAT will be where the fighting starts.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 04/13/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#6  As the story mentions, only 13 states plus the district of Columbia have voted to bypass the electoral college. Together they have 184 EC votes. All 184 went to Hillary in 2016.

Ohio's EC votes went to Trump. That is why the anti-EC effort failed there.

This effort is merely the latest method of democrats rearranging_the_chairs_on_their_titanic.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 04/13/2019 17:06 Comments || Top||

#7  This effort is merely the latest method of democrats rearranging_the_chairs_on_their_titanic.

What a comforting perspective! Thank you, peanut gallery.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/13/2019 20:08 Comments || Top||

Georgia Ethics Chief to Subpoena Stacey Abrams' Gubernatorial Campaign
[Breitbart] Georgia’s newly minted director of the state ethics commission said Thursday his agency will subpoena the bank records of failed Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and groups that assisted her with raising campaign funds.

David Emadi, a former Douglas County prosecutor who started Monday as head of the ethics commission, announced plans to look into the Abrams campaign during a press conference on general agency business with reporters.

He did not provide specifics on what kind of possible wrongdoing officials are looking into.

"What I can say about the investigation into the Abrams campaign is, in the relatively near future, I expect we will be issuing subpoenas for bank and finance records of both Miss Abrams and various PACs and special-interest groups that were affiliated with her campaign," said Emadi.

Lauren Groh-Wargo, who served as Abrams campaign manager, said of the imminent inquiry in a statement: "The Abrams campaign worked diligently to ensure compliance throughout the election and, had we been notified of any irregularities, would have immediately taken action to rectify them."

Groh-Wargo continued: "The new ethics chief ― a Kemp donor and former Republican Party leader ― is using his power to threaten and lob baseless partisan accusations at the former Abrams campaign when they should be focused on real problems like the unethical ties between the governor’s office and voting machine lobbyists instead."

Related: Red State - Sore Loser Stacey Abrams Just Got Hit With An Investigation Announcement, & A Subpoena’s Coming Soon
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I bet you're gonna find a lot of McDonald's charges; just a guess...
Posted by: Raj || 04/13/2019 7:02 Comments || Top||

#2  "The Abrams campaign worked diligently to ensure compliance throughout the election and, had we been notified of any irregularities, would have immediately taken action to rectify them."

Then there should be nothing to be concerned about.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/13/2019 7:37 Comments || Top||

#3  "Tank" Abrams' tracks are coming off
Posted by: Frank G || 04/13/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Groh-Wargo? She had a Klingon as an ethics chief?
Posted by: gorb || 04/13/2019 12:21 Comments || Top||

#5  I guarantee paper records will be shredded and gone in a week . But those pesky thumb drive and e-copy disc files.. don’t you just wonder how many insurance policy copies are going to be among principal campaign managers. the investigation could prove interesting, it’s funny how quickly somebody will turn to avoid prosecution ...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/13/2019 13:34 Comments || Top||

#6  i used too live in Douglas county, and let me tell you , their prosecutors have been very tough even for Ga.. She may very well be n some shit.
Posted by: chris || 04/13/2019 14:39 Comments || Top||

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