Contradictions by Tom Reynolds
The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits unlawful drug users from owning firearms. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says that ban applies to people who have admitted to using illegal drugs in the months before purchasing a gun.
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden boasted that in 1993, he “shepherded through Congress the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which established the background check system …”
Joe Biden declared himself the ‘father’ of the NICS background check system
Hunter Biden (President Biden’s son) wrote in his 2021 memoir that he frequently used crack cocaine: "I was smoking crack every 15 minutes."
When Hunter Biden bought a gun in 2018, he filled out a federal form required by the NICS system that his father “fathered.’ On that form he allegedly claimed that he was not "an unlawful user of, or addicted to" any "controlled substance."
President Biden’s son Hunter is on record that he criminally violated the laws his father promotes.
President Biden is on record as being against the NYSRPA v Bruen decision of the U S Supreme Court. On June 3, 2022, President Biden released the following statement: I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen…This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution…”
In Bruen, the Court held that “modern firearms regulations” must be “consistent with the Second Amendment’s text and historical understanding. To determine whether a firearm regulation is consistent with the Second Amendment,” do “modern and historical regulations impose a comparable burden on the right of armed self-dense, and second, whether that regulator burden is comparably justified.”
Because of the NYSRPA v Bruen decision, several law suits have been filed using that Supreme Court decision’s wording to challenge firearms’ restrictions.
Biden’s lawyers have reportedly informed the DOJ that, if their client is charged, they will challenge the constitutionality of the law under the Supreme Court’s decision in Bruen to make their case.
In order to escape prosecution, President Biden’s son is going to use the Supreme Court decision his father says “contradict both common sense and the Constitution.”
I can’t wait to see Biden’s Press Secretary Katrine Jean-Pierre dance around that one.
While Governor Hochul whines about a housing shortage, New York has laws that punish landlords and rewards those tenants who fail to pay rent or are destructive. For instance, a landlord or owner cannot change the locks and evict a tenant if the tenant has “lived in the home for more than 30 days.” A Marshal, Sheriff, or Constable can evict the tenant after the landlord goes to court and wins “a judgment against” the tenant.
Punishing landlords is usually not a good way to get apartments built.
NY City has a law that does not allow apartment or house rentals for less than 30 days.
Apparently, all rentals must be for more than 30 days and, thus, subject to the restrictions on evictions.
NY City is a “sanctuary city” for illegal / criminal aliens.
Texas has been shipping illegal / criminal aliens to NY City causing a housing crisis.
NY City Mayor Adams wants to take advantage of NY City’s overwhelmingly liberal population - who obviously care deeply about all things liberal - and house illegal / criminal aliens in private homes with the city paying the rent. Presumably, to follow the city’s law, rentals will have to be for more than 30 days after which the owner will have to go to court to evict the tenant.
Will NY City liberals welcome these “poor immigrants” into their homes knowing they can’t readily evict them? Will condominium Homeowners Associations relax their rules and welcome these “poor immigrants” into their condos? Will Mayor Adams share extra space in “Gracie Mansion” with these “poor immigrants.”
Will ice water be on the menu in Hell?
Newark NJ Cardinal Joseph Tobin has some scattered support for being the first American to be Pope.
Tobin is an advocate of a lenient position towards illegal aliens. He described President Trump’s policies as, "you really have to believe in inflicting cruelty on innocent people to choose to support the policies."
He is also a supporter of the LGBTQ movement
Two years after he became Cardinal, he claimed no knowledge of a clergy sex abuse scandal. At about the same time, the Cardinal admitted to American Spectator that he “temporarily” housed in his rectory an Italian male movie star while the actor improved his English at nearby Seton Hall.
On June 2nd, uCatholic reported that Cardinal Tobin said America must, “…change our culture from one that is obsessively focused on individuals’ rights to a society dedicated to ensuring the common good.” (Individual rights and the common good are mutually exclusive? Tobin renounced the U S Constitution.)
What might have been Tobin’s hidden agenda?
Breitbart and others report that Tobin says Americans “have a Second Amendment right to bear arms” but he believes the right is eclipsed by “the responsibility to protect the innocent and to secure public safety and good order…Let’s voluntarily set aside our rights in order to witness the truth that only peace and never violence, is the way to build a free society…”
Actually, he’s not exactly rabid about that ‘voluntarily’ part. Tobin also pushed for Catholics to contact their elected representatives and push for more gun control.
Perhaps the Cardinal should read some of John Lott’s and Gary Kleck’s work on how guns ‘protect the innocent’ and help ‘build a free society.’ And a few books about the Constitution might not hurt, either.