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Title: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access and for ...

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday August 23rd 2020 :: 08/23/2020

As we continue to struggle with a challenging pandemic, many American cities (Democrat Run) have been under siege. In the midst of all this violence and riots, the rule of law has been abandoned by the same elected officials who swore to uphold it. Law-abiding citizens who found themselves forced to drive through protests have found themselves attacked or left to the mercy of a mob.

Many Americans are indeed now choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights; a national indicator for gun sales is at an all-time high.

The promotion of civil unrest and the systematic destruction of neighborhoods and businesses have been permitted with limited consequences under the guise of the First Amendment’s protection of the right to protest. Yet when the case for protecting the Second Amendment couldn’t be stronger to reasonable Americans, the left is yet again trying to weaken it.

As Americans, our Constitutional Rights and individual liberties are not just a source of patriotic pride but the lifeblood of our Republic. The founders knew that the right of citizens to bear arms was essential to the preservation of a civil society and liberty. The Second Amendment ensures that Americans can protect themselves, their families and their businesses, especially when the government is unwilling or unable to do so. And many Americans are indeed now choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights; a national indicator for gun sales is at an all-time high.

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The left has long attacked the Second Amendment, as they believe it is antiquated and unnecessary, and have assured us they can protect us better than we can protect ourselves. But in a time of crisis, many of them have revealed that they won’t actually use law enforcement and even support defunding the agencies that protect and serve all communities.

As Americans, our constitutional rights and individual liberties are not just a source of patriotic pride but the lifeblood of the greatest nation this world has ever seen!

And We Stood By

Authored by James H. (FOAC Member)

INTRODUCTION

As will once again be revealed herein, history can teach us many valuable lessons. The protests, riots and social upheaval presently taking place in cities across the nation are not new to America’s history. In fact, there are many parallels and warnings to be learned from the past—we just have to step back for a moment and take a closer look. You will be amazed and alarmed at how similar America’s rush to socialism is to the rise of Nazi Germany.

In 1933, our President was Franklin Roosevelt. The U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 1933 to 1938 was William E. Dodd. Our nation was struggling with the Great Depression and severe droughts. The political climate was post WWI isolationism and a rising socialist movement.

Chapter 1.      And It Begins

For 1933 Germany, the rise of the Nazi party and Adolph Hitler started with a failed economy resulting from the Great Depression. Because WWI ended in Germany's defeat, national pride in Germany had turned to shame.

For 2020 America, the rush to socialism began with a fallen economy resulting from the Chinese Wuhan Virus. Because the deep state was obsessed with overthrowing Donald Trump, we were forced to turn our national pride into national shame. People began to kneel in disrespect for America'’ National Anthem. We accepted the new Black National Anthem, painted our streets with Black Lives Matter, renamed our streets and parks Black Lives Matter and allowed our monuments and our history destroyed. And we stood by.

Chapter 2.      Eliminate, Then Replace the Police

In 1933 Germany, along comes Hitler and his cronies. A small minority of radicals named the Nazi Party takes power through protests, riots, beatings, and demonizing the police. The police were replaced by the Nazi Gestapo, the Storm Troopers and the Military. Replacing the police with SS was not a good trade-off for the citizens of Germany.

In 2020 America, along comes AOC, George Soros, Bernie Sanders and their leftist cronies. A small minority of radicals named BLM takes power through so called protests, riots, beatings, and demonizing of police. Police were defunded, disbanded and replaced by the CDC, governors, mayors. In many cases the public was left with little or no police protection. Violent crime exploded.

Also, adding to the 2020 crime wave are the following:

  • Hardened and violent criminals are being released from prison.
  • No cash bail is implemented. Commit a crime and you are free in a couple hours.
  • Police are restricted on how and what enforcement is allowed.
  • Political leaders refrain from supporting police officers forcing them to stand and be pelted, blinded and beaten by angry mobs.
  • Due process is off the table for police officers.
  • Officers are guilty until proven innocent. Trial is by public opinion and fear.
  • Sanctuary cities are harboring illegal alien criminals.
  • Thousands of illegal aliens sneak cross into America every day. Many are drug dealers, human traffickers and their victims.

America has just begun to feel the pain our apathy toward crime will cause for generations.

Chapter 3.      Indoctrinate and Control the Children

For 1933 Germany the Nazi party realized it needed to take control of the education system in order to indoctrinate the Hitler Youth into a blindly loyal public. Hitler established a new school system were students were taught military skills, Nazi philosophy and hatred of communism, democracy, and all Jews.

In 2020 America, we are about to teach "white guilt" as part of the new liberal curriculum. Our founders, heroes, and traditions will be demonized. Socialism and "white guilt" will replace reading, history, math and science. School morning prayer is outlawed. Christian values are not to be mentioned in school ever again. The BLM flag will actually fly over our schools.

Chapter 4. Use the Racism Card

For 1933 Germany there was a great racism tool available. The Jewish people were powerful in government and business resulting in blame and jealousy. A vocal minority screamed that wealth was not distributed, and it was the Jews fault. The dislike of Jews, (all of whom were demonized as dirty, greedy, pushy capitalists) and the fear that Communism would take hold in Germany as it did Russia, was a battle cry of the Nazis. The Nazi party used this government created hatred for Jews to help perpetuate their cause.

In 2020 America there is the alleged racism tool. White people are powerful in government and business resulting in blame and jealousy. The wealth is not evenly distributed and it is the white racists fault. The dislike of Trump supporters (all of whom were deemed dirty, greedy, pushy capitalists) and the call that socialism should take hold in America as it did Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, etc. is the battle cry of Black Lives Matter, Antifa and the Democratic Party. And we stand by.

Chapter 5.      Suspend Civil Rights

In 1933 Germany, "one by one," Civil Rights were eliminated, and the nation was placed under Martial Law. Travel was restricted. Check points established. Jews were virtually under house arrest. Their bars, solons, restaurants, schools, and even synagogues were indiscriminately and without legal recourse closed. Courts were closed. All citizens access to oversight of the Government was eliminated.  

In 2020 COVID-19 America, "one by one", civil rights were eliminated and the nation was placed under quarantine/martial law. Travel was restricted. Check points were established. We all were under house arrest. Bars, salons, restaurants, schools, and even churches and synagogues, were indiscriminately and without legal recourse closed. Courts were closed. Citizens access to oversight of the Government was eliminated such as participating in public meetings and use open records laws. And we stood by.

Chapter 6.      Eliminate Religion

In 1933, Germany the German people stood silently by while churches and synagogues were burned and religion voided. The new religion was the Nazi state. You complied or else.

In 2020 America, Christians and Jews are being assassinated. Churches and synagogues are being vandalized and burned. Religious symbols and monuments are being destroyed and it hardly is mentioned in the news. We can't say Christmas any longer—it’s now “the holidays.” Prayer in school is gone. Religious services are illegal or restricted in attendance, etc. If you go to church you will be arrested for practicing your faith and you will be fined. We abdicated the First Amendment's freedom of religion without a whimper. The words "One Nation Under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance is under constant assault by the ACLU and atheists.

Chapter 7.      Propaganda and Censorship

In 1933 Germany, the German people stood silently by while libraries and book stores were looted and non-Nazi books were burned. The Nazi State propaganda machine took over. Most Germans thought that this mind control would soon pass and stood silently by.

In 2020 America, schools, stores and libraries are banning conservative leaning books. Companies are "black listing" books that do not meet the new liberal standards. In Portland, Ore., bibles are being burned in public, along with American flags.  

In 1933 Germany, the German people stood silently by while Hitler's Editorial Law went into effect. The newspapers and radio stations were taken over by the Nazi Party. All dissent was quickly rebuffed. Journalists who reported the atrocities happening in the streets and prison camps were arrested and sent into "protective custody" camps. Jews were banned outright from working in any news media. Many authors and journalists fled from Germany to other countries to avoid arrest. German citizens thought that this would pass and stood silently by.

In 2020 America, the left has taken over all the TV Networks except Fox. Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and countless other media outlets censor conservative views while pushing liberal and leftist views. Congress, the Federal Communication Commission and the public is silent. Organizations like PBS receive federal money and special tax treatment by the federal government.

In Germany, the capitol letter "D" in the Jewish Star of David was prohibited because it sounded Jewish.

In America, capitalizing "W" in white is banned by most newspapers and publishers. Capitol "B" in black is OK because black is a unique race of oppressed people. Saying "White lives matter" will get you threatened, beaten, shot, burned, vandalized etc. Try saying "White lives matter" and see what happens.

In America, the names of foods, athletic teams, schools, parks, streets etc. are being renamed to fit the narrative of the far left. And our business owners cave in to BLM, all except a rare few.  

In 1933 Germany, non-Nazi sympathizers were shouted down and removed from campus. Non-Nazi rallies and news conferences were not allowed.

In 2020 America, conservatives, Christians, and patriots are shouted down and removed from campus. Conservative rallies and news conferences were and are not allowed. By the way, we give these colleges tax money.

In 1933 Germany, media censorship was rampant. Our Ambassador William E. Dodd gave a speech in Germany that used the history of several despotic governments to expose the rise and atrocities of the Nazis without mentioning the Nazis. The Nazis labeled his speech fake news and it was censored from reaching the German Public. No one could speak of the Jewish prosecutions. If they did, they were put upon by the press, the Gestapo and sent into "protective custody" camps.

In 2020 America, we have media censorship from CNN, MSNBC, network news CBS NBC and ABC. Facebook, Twitter and You Tube, etc., are doing the censoring and history revisionism for the left. Would anyone dare mention that George Floyd autopsy showed no neck trauma, no lack of oxygen. George Floyd was high on several kinds of drugs. George had a heart problem and other chronic ailments. No one dared to mention his huge criminal record that included violent offences against women. Nope, he got buried in a gold casket pulled along by four white horses. He was buried with the highest of honors. The world was sent into ruin. And we all stood by, even though the truth was out there.

In 2020 America, TV shows that do not show the liberal view of America are cancelled. TV hosts that express conservative views like Tucker Carlson are threatened by the New York Times and death threats from leftist nut cases.

You see this every day. Right vs. wrong, decent vs. obscene, black vs. white, rich vs. poor, liberal vs. conservative, capitalist vs. socialist. These are all ways the left is using to divide us, just like 1933 German propagandist divided the German people.  

Chapter 8.      Disarm and Murder

In 1933 Germany, Hitler needed to disarm the Jews. I always wondered how it was possible that the Jews went to certain death in the prison camp without a whimper. Well, Hitler had a plan for solving the "Jewish Problem." First, he passed a law that all Jews owning a firearm had to register with the government. Next, he passed a law that it was dangerous for Jews to own firearms and their guns needed to be confiscated. The SS went to every newly registered Jewish firearm owners’ home and confiscated their firearms. The penalty for any Jew not turning in a weapon was prison camp.

Anyone having knowledge of a Jew who hid a weapon and did not report it was sent to prison camp with no trial. Once the Jews were disarmed, the rest was easy. The Jewish people went off to the boxcars with no resistance.  

In 2020 America, we are one election away from being disarmed. We will be losing our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The democrats are coming. They said so. First will be firearm registration and universal background checks. Then comes confiscation. Then us Christians and Jewish conservatives will all be ready for the boxcars.

Chapter 9.      Economic Tyranny

In 1933 Germany, boycotts of businesses that failed to aspire to the Nazi philosophy was used to stifle descent. Many Jewish businesses failed. Jewish businesses were also destroyed by looters while the police were ordered to stand down.

In 2020 America, business owners who support Donald Trump are being boycotted by BLM and the Democrats. Witness Goya foods.

In 1933 Germany, Jewish professionals such as doctors, dentists, lawyers and scientists were not allowed to practice. Many fled to find employment in other countries and/or to avoid arrest.

In 2020 America, professionals that speak out in favor of capitalism, conservatism, Christianity or against black crime, abortion, China, BLM, etc., are threatened, sanctioned, slandered, fired, intimated, assaulted, and/or arrested. There is a long list of entertainers, doctors, lawyers, politicians, scientists, business leaders, etc., that have been demoted or fired for speaking up for conservative or religious views. Many were black balled and will not ever work again.

Chapter 10.    And Now You Will Obey

In 1933 Germany, as time went on, the Nazi party insisted citizens salute all soldiers and Nazi officials everywhere and every time. Failure to shout a robust "Hiel Hitler" while raising the arm, resulted in an immediate and severe beating as well as arrest by the Gestapo. The defunded police, if present, stood by and did nothing. Some American journalists referred to this as the "German Rebirth," even though Americans were often the victims of beatings in the streets.

In 2020 America, we will soon be kneeling and raising the fist (the salute for BLM and the Black Power movement) or else. Failure to comply will result in a beating or sanctions. We have seen the beatings on the internet, on Fox News and on Facebook, but not the liberal news.

Chapter 11.    Abortion and Ethnic Cleansing

Hitler felt abortion laws should be used to purify the Arian race. Deformed, ill, mixed race babies, etc. were killed before and even after birth. Kind of like they do in the state of New York.

A nation that kills thousands of babies will be brought to justice by God, as was Germany.

Chapter 12.    More bad news.

At this point, November 12, 1933, Hitler withdrew from the League of Nations and nullified the Treaty of Versailles that limited his ability to form a large and modern army and air force. And the world stood by.

Back in America, congress was finally given the opportunity to condemn the Nazi regime and its horrible crimes. A bill was presented to Congress but it failed to pass and was "buried."

Chapter 13.    Personal Privacy

In 1934 Germany, personal privacy was being infringed by the Nazis. Folks began to realize their phone calls were being listened to, their telegrams were being read, and they were being survailed by the Nazi SS and Gestapo. People made up codes for friends and relatives to fool the listeners. People went to safer places, like parks to discuss political views with friends, relatives, and colleagues. One wrong comment detected and you went to a concentration camp. Few came back from the camps. Many people felt if they "fell in line" and allowed themselves to be "coordinated" they would be alright. Meanwhile, thousands of Jews fled the country because of fear of arrest.

In 2020 America, we are tracked and videoed every day. The government knows what we buy, what we eat, if we go to church, what organizations we belong to, where we work, what we earn, who we meet, where every member of our family is and what they are doing. Artificial intelligence and facial recognition will soon make it impossible to avoid government surveillance.

Chapter 14.    Night of the Long Knives

In Germany, on June 30, 1934, Hitler arranged for all his critics and adversaries to be eliminated in one swift action. SS Troops were sent out to his critics’ and adversaries’ homes. If their names were on Hitler's list of enemies, they were shot on the spot or taken for a quick hearing and then shot or hanged. Certain really hated enemies were guillotined. In many cases the wife was executed also. This event was named the "Night of the Long Knives." Some 250 of Hitler's enemies were executed without a trial. These actions did not lead to condemnation, ridicule or any government action such as sanctions or boycotts. The American press even praised Hitler as American press does our rioters and looters.

In America, we all stood by, hoping that now that the dissenters were all dead Germany might become more stable and maybe more humane. No one was outraged enough to move or even mention what was happening in Germany. Americans froze like a deer in the headlights of a speeding car, waiting that one split second before impact, while thinking—we would be alright if we just stood silent. Some 20,000,000 men women and children would soon die because, we the American people, were all afraid to speak.

CONCLUSION

To quote (our ambassador to Germany) William Dodd, from a letter on September 19, 1936, to Secretary Hull mentioning his frustration: "With armies increasing in size and efficiency every day, with thousands of airplanes ready at a moments notice to drop bombs and spread poisonous gas over great cities, and with all others countries, little and great arming as never before, one cannot feel safe anywhere. What mistakes and blunders since 1917, and especially during the last twelve months and no democratic peoples do anything, economic or moral penalties, to halt the process?"

Why do we never learn from history?

Each little freedom we lose, each symbol, each brave patriot who dies, each police officer we sacrifice or that we don't support, is another brick removed from freedoms wall. Soon the wall will collapse.

Our November Presidential Election is being stolen from right under our noses. Mail-in-voting will lead to corrupt voter rolls due to the following:

    • Millions of these voters have died and are still on the rolls
    • Millions have moved
    • Millions are registered in multiple states
    • Many are illegal aliens
    • Violent criminals are allowed to vote
    • Ballot harvesting
    • Early voting
    • Election Day registration
    • No voter ID required
    • Closing of polling locations claiming they are not needed
    • Automatic registration of new drivers
    • TOTAL elimination of local oversight

These changes are happening today. All these changes are aimed at making sure a republican president or congress is never elected again. We will have the Communist government we feared and our freedom will never return.

The wolf is at the door, folks. It is time to be heard and felt.

Don't let history write of 2020 America…and we stood by.  

PS:   Read In the Garden of the Beasts by Eric Larson, copyright 2011

[ed. Note] Many THANKS to Jim for writing this article and if you would like to submit your thoughts in an article similar to this for publication please submit it to info@foacpac.org for consideration.

ELECTION 2020: Issues & Concerns

First, let’s get right to it! Hopefully everyone you know is registered to vote because this election is incredibly important, especially for Second Amendment advocates!

Just to bring you up to speed I’m going to put the important dates for the upcoming election that must be adhered to if you want to have your vote counted:

The last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania is October 19th

Mail-in ballots Deadlines for the November 3 General Election:

  • 5 pm October 27- APPLICATIONS must be RECEIVED by your county election office
  • 8 pm November 3 - VOTED BALLOTS must be RECEIVED by your county election office - postmarks are not enough

Applications and ballots may be delivered to your county election office by the deadline. Contact your county election office for their hours of operation.

Additionally, Pennsylvania citizens now have the option to request to be added to the permanent mail-in ballot request list where you’ll receive an application to renew your mail-in ballot request each year. Once your application is approved, you will automatically receive ballots for the remainder of the year, and you do not need to submit an application for each election.

Apply online for a mail-in ballot

Download and print a mail-in ballot application:

Absentee ballots Deadlines for the November 3 General Election:

  • 5 pm October 27- APPLICATIONS must be RECEIVED by your county election office
  • 8 pm November 3 - VOTED BALLOTS must be RECEIVED by your county election office - postmarks are not enough

Download and print an absentee ballot application:

  • You can contact your county election office directly to request a paper application. 
  • Or you can contact the Department of State to request an application by emailing ra-voterreg@pa.gov or calling 1-877-VOTESPA.

Fill in the paper absentee ballot application. Mark the reason why you cannot get to the polling place on election day. In Pennsylvania, you must meet one of the listed reasons.

Is Voter Fraud a real concern here in Pennsylvania and Throughout America?

let’s take a look at what happened in New Jersey. The NJ Primary Election has just been Invalidated over Rampant Voter Fraud... Which we were told doesn’t happen here in the US right?!

Don’t the talking heads on CNN and all the MSM call this a right-wing talking point and conspiracy? It just doesn’t happen here. These are all the things we’ve heard about voter fraud peddled by Democrats and their allies in the media.

Well, in Paterson, New Jersey, it shows that a) voter fraud can happen here; and b) what the 2020 election is likely to look like if this mail-in voting scheme pushed by Democrats over COVID is fully implemented here in Pennsylvania. Folks, it’s very possible that we’re heading for a train wreck of epic proportions.

Very few states have extensive experience with mail-only voting, Washington is one of them. They count all the ballots, but it takes a couple of days. Yet, they’ve been doing this for quite some time. New Jersey, which recently announced that they will adopt mail-in voting for the 2020 election, does not have experience doing this en masse at all. But back to Paterson. 

Back in June, it was reported that nearly 20 percent of the ballots in the city’s municipal elections were done via mail-in voting were invalidated over fraud. And yes, it’s so bad that even a hard-core Democratic state like New Jersey was forced to charge people for this crime. Last week, the election itself was tossed out by a judge over the rampant fraud (via NYT).

Here in Pennsylvania, we are already seeing signs of the potential election fraud that is likely to surface on election day! A former judge of elections and Democratic committeeperson from South Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to inflate the vote totals for three Democratic candidates for Common Pleas Court judge in 2015, and for other Democratic candidates for office in 2014 and 2016, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced Thursday, the Inquirer reports.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edpa/pr/remarks-united-states-attorney-william-m-mcswain-regarding-charges-and-guilty-plea

These are NOT the only electoral disasters to hit the Tri-State area, among others, and for instance in New York’s primaries, it took weeks to count the deluge of ballots - that cannot, and must not, happen for a national election. Many, if not most, states simply do not have the experience or the capabilities to do their elections by mail-in only. To game out a 2020 scenario, the chaos that would ensue from such delays would make the rioting in Minneapolis and the leftist upheaval in Portland and Seattle look like Sesame Street. Maybe that’s exactly what Democrats want. Every move they’ve made under the Trump White House has been done to maximize dysfunction, economic pain, and mayhem among ordinary Americans and to destroy the efficacy of law enforcement!

Congressional Race Spotlight: 17th Congressional District – Parnell vs. Lamb

This week the RNC convention begins and one of the spotlights will be Sean Parnell’s speech laying out his background and record and goals for moving the Pennsylvania 17th congressional district forward. Sean will be speaking Monday night at 10:10 PM and if you live in the 17th congressional district I strongly encourage you to take a few minutes and watch this true American speech!

FOAC has endorsed Sean Parnell and we will encourage all Pennsylvania voters in this district to put Conor Lamb on the unemployment line on November 4!

So, You Went to Buy A Firearm and Got Turned Down; Now What?!

Many Americans, especially the 2.5 million+ new ones, continue to find themselves coming face-to-face with a government regulatory bureaucracy that forces them to justify the legitimacy of their intent to exercise their Second Amendment rights. While most of you are aware that we are decided opponents of the PICs system (Pennsylvania Instant Check System), that does not mean that the NICs system (National Instant Check System) is without problems.

A recent story written up in Townhall.com about Project Veritas James O’Keefe - https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/08/15/they-caved-project-veritas-james-okeefe-emerges-victorious-in-second-amendment-n2574394 - who went to buy a firearm and was denied.

So, what would YOU do? I strongly encourage you to read the article at the link above!

There's an old legal saying "a RIGHT delayed is a RIGHT denied" and that O'Keefe should sue them and expose the corruption and lies BUT it is a FAR easier thing to say that it is to do!

In 1991 a LOT of civil libertarians were VERY concerned about creating a behemoth such as the National Instant Check system and the power it would give government over citizens’ rights.  The problems were the same then over crime (failures of government) as they are today.

Yet what is the result?

We have the equivalent of the 'War on Drugs' with the 'War on Guns' and yet violent crime continues in the urban areas. Rampant release of violent criminals, plea-bargaining away of ‘gun’ charges, witness intimidation are, among others, widespread in the so-called Justice System.

WE gave the government (FBI and the PSP) the power to spy on us (registration lists linked even to our driver’s licenses) based on Fear Mongering through the failure of government to deal with violent criminals.

WE did this because we failed to recognize that elections (Clinton-1994, Obama 2008) have consequences.

The ‘consequences’ in November 2020’s election will make 1994 and 2008 pale in comparison!!!

There are literally MILLIONS of Americans in O'Keefe's position without his resources.  Question is, will we learn from our mistakes??

Follow Up thoughts on Townhall article and the efficacy of Instant Checks:
The history of background checks for the purchase of firearms goes back to 1987 and by 1989 when the debate was in full swing due to the violent crime in the streets.

The US Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) reviewed this issue and wrote a stinging report in 1991 (a copy of which FOAC has on file) about the insurmountable problems with a NICS style system.  Former US Attorney General, Dick Thornburg, testified against a National Background Check System.

Here in Pennsylvania, we created a duplicative system called PICS (Pennsylvania Instant Check System) as a POC requiring connection to the NICS system.  Pennsylvania has spent OVER $250,000,000 on our system that makes the NICS system look like the model of efficiency with all of our system failures and false positive denials (14,000+ every year) like what happened to Mr. O'Keefe. What could possibly go wrong by connecting two dysfunctional systems one (PICs) far more dysfunctional than the other? Do the ends really justify the means and is this way to deal with violent criminals by sacrificing our freedoms to a system that would make the Ford Edsel look like a prize?

Ninth Circuit Strikes Down CA Magazine Ban

The increasingly less liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 decision recently, ruling that California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds was unconstitutional. Writing for the majority, Judge Kenneth Lee said, “California’s near-categorical ban of [large-capacity magazines] strikes at the core of the Second Amendment — the right to armed self-defense. Armed self-defense is a fundamental right rooted in tradition and the text of the Second Amendment. Indeed, from pre-colonial times to today’s post-modern era, the right to defend hearth and home has remained paramount. California’s law imposes a substantial burden on this right to self-defense.” Therefore, he concluded, “It cannot stand.” If standard-capacity magazines are illegal, what does the Second Amendment really protect? This is a small but important win for Americans’ Second Amendment rights in the nation’s most leftist state.

For one thing, the Ninth Circuit’s decision is a clear rebuke of Senator Kamala Harris’s stance against the Second Amendment. Of California’s former attorney general, National Shooting Sports Foundation spokesman Mark Oliva pointedly observed, “During her short-lived presidential campaign, she demanded gun-control legislation within 100 days and threatened executive actions if Congress didn’t deliver. Senator Harris was clear when she said gun control would be an administration priority. Her platform included entertaining forced confiscation of lawfully owned semiautomatic rifles, redefining ‘sporting purpose’ for lawful firearm possession, criminalizing private firearm transfers and repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. In fact, she supports politicizing the Department of Justice and using the weight of the federal government to harass a constitutionally protected industry in a series of frivolous lawsuits to bankrupt manufactures.”

Last October, Harris spoke to the leftist anti-gun lobby March for Our Lives and expressed her support for the forced confiscation of firearms. “We have to have a buyback program and I support a mandatory gun buyback program,” Harris said. “It’s got to be smart. We’ve got to do it the right way but there are five million [assault weapons] at least, some estimate as many as 10 million, and we’re going to have to have smart public policy that’s about taking those off the streets but doing it the right way.”

Once again, the facts on homicides using firearms and specifically the erroneous term “assault weapons” simply do not comport with the anti-gun lobby’s fallacious narrative. As Kevin Williamson’ article in National Review astutely notes, “So-called assault rifles are instruments of homicide only rarely - so rarely, in fact, that government records rarely break them out as their own category. In 2018, all rifles - from scary-looking black ‘assault rifles’ to granddad’s deer rifle - accounted for fewer than 300 murders, according to the FBI. More Americans are beaten to death with fists or baseball bats than are shot to death with ‘assault rifles,’ and five times as many are stabbed to death.” That’s true even though rifles like the oft-denigrated AR-15 use standard-capacity magazines holding 30 rounds, far above California’s ridiculous limit of 10.

Joe Biden’s choice of Harris as his running mate only serves to further cement him as the anti-Second Amendment candidate. Picking Harris - not to mention the Ninth Circuit ruling - serves to show just how far left Biden’s anti-2nd Amendment/Gun Control platform is.

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Sturgis 2020 Antifa Protest; Really??

When we heard that Antifa was planning to protest the Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, we thought it was a joke, but the group did end up trying to protest the biker rally. They were unsuccessful by any metric.

Every year hundreds of thousands of bikers from all around the country descended on Sturgis, South Dakota, for the world’s largest and most famous motorcycle rally. Even in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, bikers made their yearly pilgrimage to the small town that becomes the mecca of the bike world. This year the bikers were joined by a small group of members of the anarcho-communist group known as Antifa.

See what happened (turn on your sound)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm0DX_-23aE

Benedict Arnold Award: Pennsylvania Turncoat former Republican Congressman Charlie Dent (now working for CNN)

Completely ignoring the threat to the founding principles of America, especially the 2nd Amendment, and thumbing his nose at President Trump and the Republican Party, former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Lehigh) announced his decision to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign on Wednesday afternoon during an interview on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper.

“At the end of the day, this really isn’t about right or left, it’s not about ideology,” Dent said during the interview. “For me, it’s about right or wrong, stability versus instability, security versus insecurity, normal versus abnormal.”

https://www.politicspa.com/dent-endorses-biden-for-president/95479/

Interesting Videos:

  • Joe Biden Berates Detroit Union Member who Challenges Biden on the 2nd Amendment

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FqGPbs0G0w

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OBlffJbBEQ

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPig-AllQe8

  • Man Visited by Homeland Security for Buying Oil Filters

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fw8CE3Jk6A

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=270sLN5WL2I

  • Antifa Punk’s cowardly Attack Stopped by Marine in Beast Mode

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rapnJ4Tg1h8&feature=youtu.be

  • An Expose of what is not being reported about the Global Pandemic and who some of the players are behind the scenes

o   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb9jRqgDOJ8

  • Trump and Obama FINALLY Square Off (Funny)

o   https://www.facebook.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/videos/246967853279280/

Overall Status of 2nd Amendment/Gun Control Legislation Filed to Date in PA and the US:

2019-2020 Session PA State Bills (updated)

  • Pro-Gun Bills: 56
  • Anti-Gun Bills: 85

2019-2020 Session Federal Bills (updated)

  • Pro-Gun Bills: 65
  • Anti-Gun Bills: 149

1st Point to Ponder:

The Biden Plan to End Our Gun Violence Epidemic

Once again, the process becomes the punishment, the government is weaponized against lawful citizens. "Shall not be infringed" will be a thing of the past.

https://joebiden.com/gunsafety/#

2nd Point to Ponder:

“Kamala Harris’ ancestor Hamilton Brown owned seven plantations in Jamaica in 1817. He employed more than 200 slaves... Kamala Harris is closer to the lineage of slave planters like Jefferson Davis and John C. Calhoun than she is to the lineage of the 4 million slaves in America on the eve of the Civil War.” - Dinesh D’Souza

Media Corruption and Lies:

So, this week, FOAC reached out to one of our media contacts to bring some new information to their attention regarding the Gun Control debate. My message is below:

Since this is a frequent subject of lies by anti-gun groups, I thought you want to consider a new study from the BJS that was a 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates conducted by the Department of Justice.  What they found was that more than half (56%) had either stolen the gun they used in a crime (6%), found it at the scene of the crime (7%) or obtained it off the street or from some underground market (43%). Most of the remainder (25%) had obtained it from a family member or friend. Less than one percent said they bought a gun they used in a crime from a gun show—so much for the “gun-show loophole” theory. A further 11% had someone else buy a gun for them (this is known as a “straw purchase”). 

The next time one of these Mom’s Demand Action or Everytown misfits tries to lie on one of your shows feel free to share this with the host.

My contacts response ‘oozed’ frustration:

Yes, the problem is both of our left-leaning hosts will suppress this study!  I will put in my quiver, though.

Kind of makes one wonder what the job application for media talk show hosts is doesn’t it??

Social Media Issues:

Why is Facebook Using Foreign Fact Checkers to Interfere in U.S. Election Issues

To deflect accusations of bias, Facebook has introduced a “trusted fact-checkers” program to rid the platform of the spread of fake news. This new program leads to the question of the identity of these so-called “unbiased” fact-checkers and WHO is fact-checking the fact-checkers. Could foreign media outlets use their trusted status with Facebook to block information damning to the Biden campaign from seeing the light of day?

One of the Foreign fact-checkers that is part of the Facebook program is the Agence France-Presse (AFP). The AFP is the world’s oldest news service, but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have an anti-gun agenda. The AFP tends to fact-check articles about guns and gun laws, and have quickly gained a reputation of marking post about Second Amendment as false even though the posts are decidedly accurate. Could it be that the foreign press agency has ulterior motives?

Recently Cam Edwards had an article marked as “fake news” by the AFP (Ian Timberlake) on the Facebook platform even though the reports provided undeniable evidence.

The articles in question dealt with Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris’s history of opposing the individual’s right to bear arms. The AFP marked the articles as “fake” any time anyone shared either article to their timeline. The Facebook block would then redirect readers to Agence France-Presse (AFP)'s own article, stating that Harris believes in the Second Amendment and an individual’s right to bear arms. Stealing legitimate viewer traffic from FOAC.

The issue with this statement is that it is easily verifiable as a lie. With only a few minutes spent on Google, anyone (including AFP) could find an amicus brief that Harris filed with The US Supreme Court in support of DC’s handgun ban during the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case.

Amici Curiae Brief by Kamala D. Harris in District of Columbia v. Heller

At the time, Harris was the Attorney General of California. The AGs wrote that DC could ban handguns in the city if they saw fit. SCOTUS sided with Dick Heller in the case and confirmed that the Second Amendment did indeed apply to the full citizenship.

Harris never changed her views on the Second Amendment, as evident in the proposed Biden/Harris take-your-guns plan.

The AFP has been silent about the misinformation. This foreign actor, the AFP, still has it listed as “false” on their fact check site. The AFP is also pushing their lies, through search engine optimization techniques, about Harris supporting the individual’s right to firearms to the top search result.

Law Enforcement on Guns: PRICELESS COMMENT

On a recent Sunday morning before the sun rose, a freelance journalist noticed Portland’s finest had handcuffed a female protester.

Video was running as the obligatory pat-down commenced, and the journalist — also a woman — grew suspicious as it apparently looked as though only male officers were on hand.

“Do you have a female officer present while you’re patting her down?” the journalist asked.

“No, we don’t,” an officer replied.

Then at that moment, a different officer chimed in with a comeback for the ages amid the rioting: “How do you know that I don’t identify as a female?”

Laughter quickly ensued among his colleagues, all of whom were shrouded in darkness.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/portland-cops-handcuff-female-protester-get-asked-if-female-cop-is-there-for-pat-down-officer-quips-how-do-you-know-that-i-dont-identify-as-a-female

Politician’s Quote to Remember: Bloomberg's Breath-Taking Megalomania

"I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I'm not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in."

Founding Father’s Statement on Freedom:

“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” - James Madison (1788)

Closing Thoughts:

We seem to live in time and a land where NOTHING makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus, but it racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China. We are clearly living in an upside-down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong, but killing innocent babies is right, where darkness is light and light is now darkness.

So here are some thoughts for you to consider for this weekend:

  • Somehow, it’s Un-American for the US Census to count how many Americans are in America.
  • Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good, really?
  • It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump wants to investigate it?
  • Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.
  • Inflammatory rhetoric is outrageous, but harassing people in restaurants is virtuous.
  • People who have never been to college or people who paid for their own college should now pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.
  • Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.
  • Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-banger who jumps the southern fence are welcome.
  • $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.
    If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.
  • People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President???
  • We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan for us, why would anyone in The U.S. want this?
  • Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.

The anti-2A forces aligned against a second Trump term are formidable. The archenemies of Liberty, particularly billionaire socialists George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, are pouring tens of millions of dollars into key swing states.

If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump in November, the conventional wisdom predicts that the urban violence they have fomented for months will subside. Conventional wisdom may be wrong this time around, though. If Biden wins, urban centers could erupt with a level of violence far exceeding anything socialist Democrats seeded this summer.

We wish you a great weekend and stay safe!

Yours in Freedom!

Kim Stolfer, President

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