“No, it’s not. It’s a life and death safety issue for our men and women because the equipment we’re able to provide them with drastically makes them more efficient and more able to address the situations that they come into every day.”
Dorning and other top department officials held a press conference Wednesday to follow up on the open letter the sheriff posted online over the weekend.
Capt. Michael Salomonsky outlined a handful of cases where law enforcement tracked down criminals through their pistol permits as evidence for the need to oppose the bill introduced by Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa.
The bill would repeal the requirement to have a permit to conceal carry a pistol. It would also allow conceal carry at events such as demonstrations and protest rallies. Without the criminal background checks required for a permit, applicants with a violent criminal past would be able to conceal carry, Dorning said.
Officials also met head-on the issue of money associated with the permit fees, saying that the permits yield about $700,000 annually to the department.
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“Without technology, you’re almost going back 20 years to a deputy who just has the basics,” Jernigan said. “I really feel this community wants a professionally trained and a professionally equipped law enforcement agency to go out and protect the public.”
Jernigan said pistol permit fees are not an infringement on the Second Amendment, which provides for the right to bear arms. Jernigan it’s no different than paying a fee for a drivers license, marriage license, hunting license or car registration.
Thanks for self-identifying as a liar. Driving a car is not mentioned in the constitution. And if you really feel that the community wants the things you say you think you need, then why not make that case straight to the community and let them decide whether they want to fund them or not?
Oh, it’s because you have people who want to defend their lives over a barrel. This is a forced tax of a targeted set of people for exercising what God and the founders consider an inalienable right. You know it’s true.
In telling me it’s not all about the money, and then spending so much effort try to tell us what you need the money for, you’ve told us it’s all about the money. So we’re back where we started, and you have no case.
David Codrea gives us the background, and then embeds a video. I won’t bother to embed the same video since you can go to Oath Keepers or WRSA to get it.
For the record, I don’t know if the voice you hear is the legitimate author of this discussion or not. It might be someone reading the entry at Reddit.
If you want to see the full transcript, here it is. I have a lot of thoughts on this, but for this time, I think it’s better to leave this open for commenters to hash out what this means and fill in the blanks.
We’ve discussed the firing of General Michael Flynn earlier, and followed it up with an informative video. There are two more videos coming your way in this post, since it’s the best way I know to communicate things in a short and easy manner. But before we get there, I need to convey a few thoughts.
This writer has some things to say along those lines, pointing to the deep state coup against Michael Flynn and advocating the idea that this wasn’t about Flynn. It’s about who’s in charge, Donald Trump or the deep state. But he gets sidetracked by adding these things.
Please don’t come and tell me that Flynn was wrong on Iran, on Islam or on China. I agree … For better or for worse, it is absolutely evident that Flynn was the brain behind Trump’s entire foreign policy. On some stuff Flynn was great (Russia), on some stuff he was okay (Takfiri terrorism), on some stuff he was ridiculous (China) and on some stuff he was terrible (Iran).
The writer is correct that the deep state had to bring him down. He’s wrong on his assessment of Flynn and foreign policy generally. As for Iran, many writers aren’t able to divorce themselves from loathing of Jews or Israel or the Mossad. Listen to me, folks. Our Iran policy should not be based on whatever the Mossad wants us to think.
The problem with Iran is that the Imams believe in the “twelver” view. They want to see the final Imam come, they want to see a worldwide conflagration, they want Iran to burn in order to start it all, and above all else – yes, above the destruction of Israel – they want to see America burn. Don’t see Iran in the idiotic Ron Paul way, where if we just stop meddling in foreign affairs we can be friends with these people and trade with them.
Horse shit. We should stop meddling in foreign affairs, and we should close our borders. But that won’t change one iota what the Quds or the radical Mullahs think of us or want for us in the end. We will eventually have to confront Iran, and it’s best to do it with less military force than with greater. Obama refused even to verbally support the “Green” movement in Iran when they needed it most. We allowed them to humiliate our sailors, we made pussy deals with them, and thus we empowered Iran. Sanctions were working to impoverish the country, and then they were removed. We haven’t even tried yet with Iran, and we seem to want to give up because we have no stomach anymore for anything at all beyond sitting on the couch and watching idiot shows on the TV.
Flynn is also spot on about Islam. I’m not sure where the writer is getting his view of Islam, but Muslims, many of them, would sooner cut his head off than to look at him, and if they outnumbered him would force conversion to the evils of Mohammedism. Flynn knew all of these things, and more. This, along with the fact that he knows where the bodies are buried, so to speak, is why he had to go. He knows where the assassinated folks are. He knows who killed the reporters looking into the oil rat lines in Libya. He knows who killed Monica Petersen. The writer only got it partially right. Former CIA director John Brennan is a Muslim, Obama is at least a Muslim-sympathizer, and the country has been infiltrated with Muslim Brotherhood operatives at the highest levels.
Flynn knows all of this, information from the deep state to the Islamic threat, and he knows that there is a pedo ring operating within the highest circles of government. And he knows that DynCorp and the CIA is taking down Libya and Syria for oil, money, human organs and children. Flynn wasn’t just some target to show off for the deep state, he wasn’t just an example to everyone else. Flynn represented a threat to them of the greatest caliber. This wasn’t random. Michael Flynn has character and knows as much as they do. This made him their number one threat. Got it?
Now, on to the updates and perspectives by those who know more than I do. Listen to as much of this video by Robert David Steele as you can (it’s a long one). If you cannot devote the time to this video in its entirety, then watch the first ten minutes. It would have been better if Alex Jones would shut up.
Then listen to the counterargument, which is that Flynn’s firing is exactly what Donald Trump wanted to happen, the plan being hatched by Flynn himself. I find this hypothesis very unlikely, and the evidence isn’t hard. This is all highly speculative with only open source information, whereas I believe that Steele still has good contacts within the intelligence community.
Either way, there is civil war within the highest circles of power in America. Those circles had better hope the right side wins. There might be a bigger war after this if it doesn’t go well.
One way to look at a 60-year-old, battle-worn M1 U.S. service rifle is as a cherished historical relic unfit for any duty more rigorous than color guard. Another way is as a military-grade firearm likely to be snatched up by street toughs and used for common crime. Over the past six years, the Obama administration has seen the gun both ways, leading to a saga that has incensed legislators and gun collectors alike.
Helpfully for the executive branch, Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming filed the “Collectible Firearms Protection Act.” While Lummis’s bill sounds wide-ranging, it actually targets a strange and singular quandary that’s given the State Department fits since 2009: What to do with almost a million vintage, American-made M1 Garand and Carbine rifles now moldering in the arsenals of their custodian, South Korea.
“Legislation shouldn’t even be needed for U.S. citizens to purchase perfectly legal and regulated firearms, especially in this case, with storied, American-made rifles that are pieces of U.S. military history,” Rep. Lummis said in a statement. In fact, legislation wouldn’t be necessary if President Obama were okay with the purchase, which in this case, his administration was in favor of. Until it wasn’t.
There was never any quandry for the State Department, and the Obama administration has never been in favor of this.
I was unaware of this proposed legislation. It’s about time. This is something else President Trump can do for liberty in America. To call the M1 obsolete is ridiculous. Depending upon price, every one will get bought in the states.
I can see the market supporting $400 – $1000, depending upon condition, and even higher for collectibles in very good condition. But if the typical price is several thousand dollars even for well-worn rifles, you’re entering the range where you can buy a precision chassis rifle for that kind of money.
The South Koreans will have to be smart about this, or if not, the market will tell them how to be smart about it. Let them know your support for this bill.
Maricopa County jails will no longer detain people flagged by federal authorities as a courtesy for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening.
Penzone told reporters that earlier Friday his office had been advised by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office that he faced a “threat of litigation” because of the procedure, which forced the Sheriff’s Office to change its policy.
Individuals no longer will be detained beyond the time that they otherwise should be released for an offense.
“There’s no further authority to detain an individual …” Penzone said. “We are following our legal obligation, to process that individual for release.”
Penzone said he alerted ICE officials to the change Friday, and the new policy would be effective immediately.
So for all you Sheriff Joe haters out there, it looks like you got your way. Hey, no worries. I’m sure it won’t affect the wealth you had set aside to buy that next home, or send your children to college. Or your gun rights. I’m sure they’ll vote conservative on those issues.
Welcome to immigrant-land. I hope you like it. It’s what you voted for if you’re in his county. Unfortunately, the rest of us may end up paying your bills. I’m getting damn tired of paying everyone’s bills.
Those “deep state” officials include the intelligence, law-enforcement and national security officials who worked in President Barack Obama’s administration but who are still working in permanent or temporary positions in the White House and in surrounding agencies. Many of those officials are believed to be leaking information from within the White House to allies in the anti-Trump media, including Kristol.
That’s a children’s bedtime book version of the deep state. Regular readers know that the deep state means DynCorp, the CIA, portions of the FBI and DHS, much of the State Department, some local LEOs who have previously worked for DynCorp, former generals, The Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, and some others, involved in money laundering, nation toppling, child and organ trafficking, oil trafficking, weapons trafficking, assassinations, and other wicked things to enrich the already wealthy and bring them more power.
Donald Trump was clearly in a war with the deep state and their mouthpiece, the MSM, during most or all of his presidential campaign. He has lost the war.
Donald Trump has asked a New York billionaire to conduct a review of U.S. intelligence agencies and other aspects of the federal government, current and former officials told NBC News.
Trump’s expected appointment of Steve Feinberg, co-founder and chief executive of Cerberus Capital Management, is causing consternation inside the intelligence agencies, former senior intelligence officials say.
A senior administration official says Feinberg still needs to be cleared by the Office of Government Ethics, which is complicated because Cerberus owns many different companies, some of which have financial relationships with the U.S. government.
But there were indications Thursday that Trump’s plans could be changing.
Current and former intelligence officials told NBC News that Trump’s pick to be director of national intelligence, Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana, was annoyed that the news of Feinberg’s role was breaking before Coats’s Senate confirmation, expected next week.
Asked at a White House news conference if Feinberg would conduct an intelligence review, Trump said, “I think that we are going to be able to straighten it out very easily on its own.”
Trump called Feinberg “a very talented man, very successful man,” and said, “he’s offered his services and you know, it’s something we may take advantage of.”
One former official, who speaks regularly to current senior officials, called Feinberg’s expected role an “extra-constitutional process,” and said Trump believes the intelligence community “needs to be threshed and cleaned and bent to the will of the executive.”
It does, and I’ll bet Feinberg “offered his services.” But this won’t bend the intelligence community to the will of anyone but the deep state.
Folks, Feinberg is DynCorp, DynCorp is the CIA, the State Department is the political wing of the CIA, and through the JTTF and Fusion Centers, the CIA has infiltrated the DHS, FBI and local law enforcement. DynCorp has been the hinge pin neck deep in nation toppling in North Africa and grabbing of the resources that became available after the nations of Libya and Syria degenerated into chaos.
Trump will be coopted or molded, or intelligence will be completely hidden from him. Either way, he will be neutered. The deep state has won. We always knew that Trump only gave us more time, not a real change. Make use of that time. Regular readers know what to do with that time.
As for Cerberus Capital – which Feinberg owns, my previous articles on Cerberus pointed to a bit of puzzlement on why this conglomerate wanted to buy up firearms manufacturers. At the time I thought it was a bad idea for small firearms companies to sell to conglomerates like Cerberus, and I said so. But I hadn’t mentally connected the dots between Feinberg and firearms manufacturers. Well, I have now.
As best as I can tell, Cerberus still owns Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS, Marlin, Para USA and other companies. At one time, since Para is located near me, I offered to drive to their offices and interview workers, management, or whomever, take some pictures of guns, discuss their gunsmithing and write a post to promote their work. I was considering buying a Para USA 1911.
The reaction from Para USA was nothing short of creepy and weird. “No. We don’t do that. Please see our web site.” It was like no communication I’ve ever had with a firearms manufacturer, and I’ve had more than I can count. Now that I understand Feinberg and his secrecy, it makes better sense.
Readers can make up their own minds about Cerberus, but I won’t be buying any firearms from them (Freedom Group). It’s my little way of starving the beast since I will be accountable for all of my actions before a sovereign God, but it won’t be enough. What? You didn’t think that those hundreds of millions of dollars that supposedly went to train “freedom fighters” in Syria actually went to train “freedom fighters in Syria,” did you? And you didn’t really think that any of this war against Michael Flynn was accidental, did you?
Keeping up with George Webb is difficult, but a couple of his latest are embedded below. They touch on some of these things.