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GOP Reps Launch “Second Amendment Caucus” For Major Gun Rights Push

Led by Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), a group of Conservative members of Congress are relaunching the “Second Amendment Caucus” for a major gun rights push under the new Congress and President Donald Trump.

The original Second Amendment Caucus was launched in 2004, but was renamed and became a “task force” in 2009. Under Congressman Massie’s leadership, the group’s focus will be redirected to tackle the gun rights opportunities now available to the Republican majorities in the House and Senate, as well as the Trump White House.

Massie, one of the most conservative members of Congress, has long been a major supporter of the right to keep and bear arms, defending the Second Amendment against any and all attacks from the radical left.

“The recent election results present us with a new opportunity to advance pro-gun legislation and reverse the erosion of the Second Amendment that’s occurred over the last few decades,” Massie said in a statement announcing the relaunch of the caucus. “I look forward to working with the new President and this determined group of conservatives to promote a pro-gun agenda.”

North Carolina’s own, Congressman Mark Meadows, the new Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, is also on board as a founding member of the Second Amendment Caucus. Meadows, like Massie, has always stood up for gun rights while serving in Congress.

“The Second Amendment is one of the most fundamental liberties in our nation’s history, and I’m honored to join my colleagues in a concerted effort to defend it,” Rep. Meadows said in a statement. “When the American people spoke on November 8, they provided conservatives a unique opportunity to advance principles and legislation that put the rights of Americans and our Constitution first.

“I look forward to working with my fellow caucus members to developing a pro-Second Amendment agenda and sending a clear message that the rights of our citizens shall not be infringed.”

In addition to pushing a pro-gun agenda in Congress, the caucus will also bring many guest speakers to Capitol Hill, including “firearm experts, constitutional scholars, and pro-gun groups” who will address the importance of the Second Amendment and specific pieces of legislation to protect gun rights.

To ensure the caucus remains true to it’s intention to advance only the most pro-gun legislation possible, membership into the caucus will only be awarded to the Congressmen who have the highest pro-gun voting record, and have displayed a proven ability and history of “drafting and sponsoring pro-gun legislation.”

Outside of Massie and Meadows, other founding members of the Second Amendment Caucus include: Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina), Ted Yoho (R-Florida), Brian Babin (R-Texas), Paul Gosar (R-Arizona), Ken Buck (R-Colorado), Alex Mooney (R-West Virginia), Justin Amash (R-Michigan), Jody Hice (R-Georgia), Dave Brat (R-Virginia), Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), Scott Perry (R-Pennsylvania), and James Comer (R-Kentucky).

WAR ON COPS: 6 Georgia Officers Shot In 6 Days

While the media completely ignores the War on Cops being waged across the country, three small town police departments in Georgia are reeling from the reality of the world we live in.

Across three separate instances in three small towns in Georgia, six officers have been killed over the course of the past six days.

With 64 police officers dying over the past year, 2016 has far outpaced 2015’s 12-month total for police fatalities. With 8 officers dying in Georgia alone, the state has the fourth highest number of police deaths in the nation, with other states not far behind.

“Clearly, our officers are facing horrendous and growing risks while serving and protecting our communities,” Alex Murphy, a spokesman for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, said.

“It is time for all elected officials, the media and law abiding citizens everywhere to stand in solidarity with our law enforcement professionals and condemn and confront those who are directing violence and hate toward them.”

When there is trouble in towns all across this nation, the local police are the first to respond. They’re the first to run towards the danger, and the last to ever think about their own well-being.

We’re not going to be able to keep our brave law enforcement officers completely safe – it’s just not plausible. They’re thrown into dangerous situations on a daily basis.

The threats will always be there.

But as one nation we can stand up and say NO MORE.

The time period in which our cops are under constant siege by our own citizens must end. And it must end right now.

WE have to stand in solidarity with the boys in blue, letting them know no matter what happens, we Back The Badge.

Blue Lives Matter, too.

Stay safe, officers.

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Trump’s Second Amendment Coalition Has a To-Do List

As the 2016 Presidential race winded down in the final weeks, Donald Trump’s campaign was in the process of putting together a Second Amendment Coalition dedicated to helping the President-elect ensure his administration does everything in it’s power to protect the right to keep and bear arms.

Trump’s eldest son, Donald Jr., is heading up the 62-member group, along with the NRA’s top lobbyist, Chris Cox.

One member in particular, John Boch, the executive director of Illinois-based group Guns Save Life, told TheTrace.com in an interview that he is eager to share with the new administration his views on how to dismantle decades of presidential actions on firearms — just as soon as he is asked.

TheTrace.com reports:

“I am looking forward to helping protect and defend the Second Amendment over the course of a generation or two,” he told The Trace by phone, noting that he was cleaning his gun while he chatted.

The list of policies that Boch is eager to see eliminated is similar to those of other gun activists: He wants aggressive legislation that will force states to honor concealed carry permits issued by states with looser gun laws. He also wants Trump to roll back many other, less-known measures implemented by his predecessors, including the elimination of restrictions on purchases of Chinese guns.

The agenda Boch proposes highlights the intent of gun rights advocates to undo as many federal firearms regulations as they can. They have good cause for their optimism: Trump ran the most assertively pro-gun campaign in memory, backed by record breaking funding from the NRA.

The full to-do list for the Trump Second Amendment Coalition can be viewed in it’s entireity on TheTrace.com by CLICKING HERE.

More Gun Shops Robbed In North Carolina

Police are currently investigating a robbery at the Bass Pro Shops in Concord after it was broken into early Thursday morning.

According to police, three 12-gauge shotguns and five rifles were stolen sometime before 5 A.M. after someone smashed a store window to get inside.

CBS North Carolina also reports:

“The stolen items and damage were valued at a total of $5,099.92.

Pete Franzese with the City of Concord said that officers think they have identified one of the suspects responsible, but no arrests have been made.

Gerod King with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) confirmed that his agency is assisting in the investigation.”

As you may be aware, robberies at gun shops across North Carolina have become an issue throughout the past year.

In just the past three months, robberies have been reported at shops in Charlotte, Concord, Mount Holly and Cornelius.

As BearingArms.com recounts:

“On September 27, Aim and Defend in Lowell was robbed. That same day, thirteen guns were stolen from Repent Arms in Concord.

On October 18, someone attempted to rob Ideal Sportsman, and on October 21, Eagle Guns and Range was burglarized—both shops were in Concord.

When Eagle Guns and Rage was robbed on October 21, WSCO-TV noted that over 420 guns have been stolen in the Charlotte area this year alone.”

Charlotte Pizza Hut Employee Shoots, Kills Armed Robber

A Pizza Hut employee was able to put a stop to an armed robbery of his employer’s West Charlotte location, helping to save the lives of his fellow employees and the restaurant’s patrons.

WSOCTV out of Charlotte reports:

Police identified the would-be thief as 28-year-old Michael Grace.

Investigators said that just before 1:40 a.m. three people tried to break into the Pizza Hut on Freedom Drive.

Officers told Channel 9 that the employee fired his personal handgun at Grace, who died at the scene.

Police found the gun they said Grace was carrying when he was shot at the scene.

The two other intruders ran away and have not yet been found.

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