Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has declared his state a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State,” signing a proclamation which solidifies the state’s support for gun rights.
Ricketts posted a video on social media of his signing of the proclamation in which he states, “Nebraska has always been a state that has supported our Second Amendment rights. As a symbol of that support, I am signing a proclamation declaring Nebraska a Second Amendment Sanctuary State, and with my signature, it will become official.”
— Gov. Pete Ricketts (@GovRicketts) April 14, 2021
A number of counties in the state have already declared themselves Second Amendment “sanctuaries.”
The move comes in light of recent federal gun-control proposals and orders following several mass shootings.
Last week, President Joe Biden unveiled a series of executive orders including new designations on “ghost guns,” “red flag” legislation, and stipulated that pistols modified with stabilizer braces would be subject to the National Firearms Act.
U.S. House Democrats, meanwhile, passed two gun measures that would expand background checks, although numerous Republican senators have said they would use their power to block both measures.
Ricketts posted the proclamation on Twitter and wrote, “The White House and U.S. Congress have announced their intention to pursue measures that would infringe on the right to keep and bear arms. Nebraska will stand up against federal overreach and attempts to regulate gun ownership and use in the Good Life. #2A”
The White House and U.S. Congress have announced their intention to pursue measures that would infringe on the right to keep and bear arms. Nebraska will stand up against federal overreach and attempts to regulate gun ownership and use in the Good Life. #2A pic.twitter.com/m6sfltho5I
— Gov. Pete Ricketts (@GovRicketts) April 14, 2021
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Wants A Gun Control Bill With National Firearm Registry, Requiring Licensing
A gun control bill being proposed by Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee would require licensing and psychological evaluations, a minimum gun ownership age of 21 along with a national firearm registry.
If the proposed bill were to pass, it would make it a crime to possess a firearm or ammunition and to sell to someone who doesn’t have the license. The proposed name for the bill is the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act which is named for an exchange student from Pakistan who died in a Texas school shooting in 2018.
It also requires gun owners to pay for insurance and bans ammunition of .50 caliber or greater, except for law enforcement and a limited range of security personnel.
The bill would give the U.S. attorney general jurisdiction over licensing through the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Gun owners would also have to complete a government training course, have a clean record and register their firearms with the federal government. Registry information would be available to law enforcement from the local to the federal level as well as the U.S. military.
The display of an antique firearm in one’s home would require a federal firearms license and an additional license under the proposed law.
There would also be a license for “military-style weapons,” which the bill defines as a broad range of semiautomatic rifles and handguns as well as some shotguns.
Some of the reasons you would be ineligible to get a license:
- You’ve been hospitalized due to mental illness
- Suffer from drug or alcohol abuse
- Homicidal thoughts
- Suicidal thoughts
- Brain disease
The psychological condition of other members of your household will also come in to play when deciding whether or not you get a license.
This means that a psychologists opinion of you could determine whether or not you are allowed the second amendment right to defend yourself.
Dem Policies Put Lowest Number Of Cops On Streets In Years, Crime Rises 166%
Democratic leadership has been hostile towards police and law enforcement, and the very unfortunate reality is that it is getting their constituents killed. “New York City saw another huge increase in gun crimes last month as the NYPD’s chief of crime control strategies says the agency is coping with the lowest number of cops on the streets in six years,” reports CBS News.
Numbers don’t lie and these are screaming alarm of high murder rates. “The city saw a 166% increase in shooting incidents in August – 242 compared to 91 in August 2019…In addition, murders are up 47% for the month, with 53 this year versus 36 in August 2019” CBS New York reports. “There is too much killing,” said one Brooklyn resident. “I’m tired of it. Every night there’s guns shooting.”
Even Democrats should be able to follow simple math leading to the devastating consequences. “The increase comes as the NYPD has seen a dramatic drop in manpower due to a combination of $1 billion in defund-the-police budget cuts, no overtime, no new police class, and a dramatic increase in the number of police officers retiring” cites CBS.
Michael LiPetri, the NYPD’s chief of crime control strategies, explained the numerical details. “We have calculated that approximately 2,000 to 3,000, maybe even 4,000 fewer officers are out on the streets for any given week” said LiPetri. In areas where crime has dramatically increased has greatly suffered from the lack of police presence. “That’s where the overtime was going last summer. The overtime was going to the most violent commands in New York City” said LiPetri.
Are Cuomo and de Blasio concerned by the consequences of their legislation? No. As a matter of fact, Mayor Bill de Blasio “is putting his faith in community violence interrupters, known as Cure Violence groups” over police forces. “We’ve seen stunning success in the past. We know it will take root here again. But everyone is still trying to come back from massive disruption. We’re not going to see an overnight turnaround” de Blasio said.
However, even the Cure Violence group says of the fighting crime task, “it’s something that we can’t take personal responsibility, which is an entire precinct’s stats. Our work is concentrated in very small target areas” said group member A.T. Mitchell. In essence, de Blasio is saying to those whose neighborhoods are riddled with bullets, “deal with it.”