A student who died during the Parkland school shooting in 2018 has been brought back to life, appearing in a new voter turnout ad produced by a gun control group.
In the bizarre anti-gun ad from Change the Ref, the parents of 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver introduce a video in which their son, nicknamed “Guac,” is digitally recreated with deep fake technology.
Guac goes on to tell people to go out and vote in his name for pro-gun control candidates – politicians who are typically liberal Democrats.
“Yo, It’s me—it’s Guac,” the CGI animation states.
“I’ve been gone for two years and nothing’s changed, bro. People are still getting killed by guns. Everyone knows it, but they don’t do anything. I’m tired of waiting for someone to fix it,” says the deceased student.
A Democratic Congressman prompted backlash this week after he claimed that anyone owning a gun in America has small genitals.
Illinois Rep. Sean Casten made the comments during a Zoom call with college students last week.
“If you are a constitutionalist, unless you’re a member of well-regulated militia, tell me why you need to own a gun, right? Having small genitals is not a sufficient reason to own a gun,” Casten declared.
There you have it, an elected representative seriously proclaiming that if you exercise your Second Amendment rights it must mean you have a tiny penis (or vagina, presumably for women gun owners).
Casten is a strict gun control advocate, has pushed legislation to increase background checks, ban ‘assault weapons’, and has endorsed the anti-gun group Everytown.
If adopted, the 2020 Democratic Party platform would be the most vigorous attack on the Second Amendment by a major political party in our nation’s history. And in selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate, Joe Biden confirmed that failed Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s boast that “Hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15, your AK-47” was not an idle threat. The platform lays out a roadmap for subverting our gun rights by creating federal laws and using federal money to bribe the states into invading private matters.
According to section “Ending the Epidemic of Gun Violence” in their 2020 platform, Democrats plan to:
“Enact universal background checks”
This is a favorite goal of liberals that would do very little to lower violent crime or suicide, as even the left-wing Vox reported: “Establishing a background check system, as the U.S. has already done on a national scale, likely affects. But making the system more comprehensive or universal doesn’t seem to have a significant effect on its own, at least at a population level.” But depending on how the law reads, it could open the door to the government requiring a background check even when gifting a firearm to a family member or friend.
Some people are advertising stickers of gun makers’ logos to sell guns on Facebook, in violation of the company’s marketplace policies.
A new investigation by The Wall Street Journal found listings that appeared to advertise stickers promoting gun makers such as Ruger. The Journal said that when it contacted the sellers, they said they actually intended to sell guns.
A Mississippi seller posted a $450 sticker sporting the Glock logo and asked interested buyers to message them privately for more details. When The Journal contacted the seller privately, he said he was really selling a .40-caliber pistol.
Three other sellers told The Journal that they were indeed selling guns, not stickers. The newspaper said it also found more than 40 results for “gun sticker” and “stickers” that included photos of gun makers’ logos.
Letitia James claimed the National Rifle Association (NRA) was a “terrorist organization” during an interview with Ebony magazine, one week before she was elected to the office of New York attorney general.
James won the November 6, 2018, election for New York attorney general. A week before that, on October 31, 2018, Ebonyasked James, “What is the most important issue you have heard from prospective voters?”
She gave a broad-based response, which included tying “gun violence” to the repeal of the individual mandate in Obamacare.
The Republican Attorneys General Association slammed far-left New York Attorney General Letitia James in a statement on Thursday after James announced that she was going to try to destroy the NRA, saying that she was abusing her power by using “the levers of government to go after political opponents.”
Republican Attorneys General Association Chairman Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry released a statement in response to James’s “manipulation of our legal system for political gain.”
“Lawless liberals have hit a new low in their pursuit of defunding the police, discarding the Second Amendment, and deterring our ability to protect ourselves,” Landry wrote. “The New York Attorney General is shamefully abusing her power to target a political adversary, the same way a Saint Louis prosecutor did last month when she took guns away from citizens trying to protect themselves. This action is no different than what Democrats did during the shameful impeachment of President Trump: an attempt to use the levers of government to go after political opponents.”
New York’s attorney general has sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA), alleging that senior leaders used the powerful gun lobby group as their “personal piggy bank” and illegally diverted millions of dollars from its charitable work.
Attorney general Letitia James alleged that NRA leaders diverted funds to pay for family trips to the Bahamas and private jets, which contributed to a $64m reduction in the balance sheet in three years, turning a surplus into a deficit. She called for the organization’s leader, Wayne LaPierre, to be removed from his post.
“The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets,” James said at a press conference on Thursday.
Second Amendment activist Colion Noir slammed Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler in an Instagram video released Tuesday.
Following the fatal shooting of a BLM activist last weekend, the mayor was asked to comment on the tragic incident.
“We have too many guns. We have to do better, I think just generally speaking as a society, in taking guns off the streets,” the Democrat mayor told a local reporter.
“We have too many guns on our streets and we have to do something about that,” he continued.
Noir responded to the mayor’s comments, explaining, “This is a mayor of a city in one of the most pro-gun states in the country and he’s basically saying we need to take peoples guns. We’re not even talking about criminals here.”
St. Louis authorities confiscated an AR-15 used by Mark McCloskey, who made headlines with his wife Patricia last month when they defended their historic mansion from protesters who had broken down a gate to trespass on their private road.
Police executed a search warrant Friday evening at the McCloskey’s home, seizing the rifle used in the June 28 incident, according to KSDK. The couple said their attorney was in possession of the pistol Patricia McCloskey brandished during the confrontation. The raid comes two weeks after St. Louis circuit attorney Kimberly Gardner vowed to work with the St. Louis Police Department to conduct an investigation into the incident.
According to the report, there are no charges against the McCloskeys at this time, as the warrant was just for the guns.