“TURN IN YOUR WEAPONS”

The Constitutional Court of South Africa recently ruled that 300,000 gun owners must turn in their firearms.

This judgement came in response to the North Gauteng High Court’s ruling in 2017 which said Section 24 and Section 28 of the Firearm’s Control Act were unconstitutional.

A report from The Citizen explains what Section 24 and Section 28 entail:

“Section 24 of the Act requires that any person who seeks to renew a licence must do so 90 days before its expiry date Section 28 stipulates that if a firearm licence has been cancelled‚ the firearm must be disposed of or forfeited to the state. A 60-day time frame was placed on its disposal, which was to be done through a dealer.”

Now that the High Court’s initial ruling has been overturned, gun owners who failed to renew their firearms licenses must hand in their firearms to the nearest police station, where authorities will then proceed to destroy them.

Many naïve political observers will paint this event as a casual gun control scheme, but any astute student of politics will recognize that the floodgates are now open for further encroachments – not only on the gun rights of South Africans, but also on others facets of theirs lives.

A look at South Africa’s current political climate will give us an idea of the potential ramifications of this gun control scheme.

POLITICAL TROUBLE BREWING IN SOUTH AFRICA?

Though South Africa witnessed rising levels of economic freedom shortly after Apartheid ended in 1994, the country has taken a more interventionist path to economic development in recent years.

This situation is becoming more pronounced with the South African National Assembly recently voting 241-83 to amend the South African constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

The socialist-leaning African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) parties are leading the charge for expropriation under the banner of fixing racial disparities that have supposedly remained intact since Apartheid’s conclusion.

While land confiscation has not been officially finalized, South Africans should worry about the direction their country is going.

And how does gun control fit into this equation?

GUN CONTROL: A TOOL FOR TYRANNY

No matter how socialist apologists rationalize it, the redistributionist agenda the South African government is pursuing will not be implemented passively. Ultimately, it must be carried out by force.

The kind of force socialists seek is a monopolized kind, which extreme forms of gun control like gun confiscation help facilitate.

The history of gun confiscation is one of repeated cases of tyranny.

From countries such as Cuba to the Soviet Union, aspiring demagogues have used gun confiscation to disarm the populace. Logically, an unarmed populace will put up little resistance against their tyrannical acts.

In South Africa’s case, farmers and their workers are already suffering ongoing attacks against their property. One could only imagine what it would be like for these persecuted farmers once they are stripped of their right to self-defense.

For many Americans who have enjoyed historically unprecedented gun rights, South Africa’s gun control experience may seem distant and strange.

But make no mistake about it, South Africa’s latest flirtation with gun control is not based on good intentions, especially when considering the political climate the country is enduring.

South Africa should serve as a fair warning to Americans of the dangerous consequences gun control poses.

ACCESSORY TO MURDER – POLITICALLY CORRECT DEMOCRAT BUREAUCRACY BUNGLED CRUZ INVESTIGATION

HE IS A COWARD“, said President Trump, referring to Deputy Scot Peterson who went AWOL deserting his post resulting in 17 deaths. 

It is obvious that the states with the most egregious heinous crimes are in the hands of Democrats. If they are not, you can rest assured that the education function of most municipalities is union run. After Sandy Hook calls were made for a change in gun laws which were to prevent a crime of the one we just witnessed in Florida. Well folks we have to tell you that they did absolutely nothing – zilch.

How is it that they obviously failed to do what had to be done. No Democrat proposed upping the age to acquire a long rifle or AR-15. No Democrat proposed stricter regulations prohibiting the mentally ill from acquiring firearms. Why are the schools still accessible? How come armed security personnel aren’t utilized? Why no metal detectors upon entrance? How is it that non-students aren’t prohibited from campus grounds? Yes, there are many failures here that we can focus on, but that does no good when 17 of our students have been murdered in a preventable tragedy.

So now is the time for action, no to be Democrat reactive as they always are. As Rahm Emanuel said on numerous occasions.

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”

However, we remind you THAT TIME AND TIME AGAIN THEY WASTED OPPORTUNITIES. Why? Because the Democrats are photo-op specialists and do nothing blabbers for the media. The next week all is forgotten. When election time comes they dig the story back up from the grave.

As the debate rages over how to prevent future school shootings, it’s emerged there may have been dozens of opportunities to stop Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz before he killed 17 people last week.

Local law enforcement declined to arrest Cruz on numerous occasions, including two incidents in which he allegedly involving a gun. The FBI failed to follow through on two reports pegging Cruz as a possible school shooter. And Thursday it was revealed a cop on the school campus Cruz targeted chose to hide rather than fight.

Palm Beach County police officers were posted outside the home of disgraced former deputy Scot Peterson on Friday following his resignation a day earlier, after officials – citing surveillance video – said he “never went in” Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while the attack was unfolding.

“He should have went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer,” his ex-boss, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, said after reports emerged Thursday of Peterson’s inaction, prompting widespread outrage.

Ben Bennight said he reported a comment made by user Nikolas Cruz that stated “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.”  (Ben Bennight)

But rewinding the timeline from the moment Cruz burst through the door of the Parkland school on Valentine’s Day, there now appears to be countless instances where law enforcement, academic and medical officials could have stopped the 19-year-old Cruz and spared the lives of the young students and staff killed in one of the country’s deadliest school attacks.

FBI gets two warnings about Cruz, specifically involving the possibility of a school shooting

In a scandal prompting Attorney General Jeff Sessions to order an “immediate review,” the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it received a tip about Cruz the month before the attack, but mishandled the information after receiving the call.

“The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting,” the FBI said in a statement.

However, the information that agents were told Jan. 5 by the caller, identified by the bureau as someone close to the shooter, never made it to the FBI’s Miami Field Office, “where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.”

The information the caller presented also “should have been assessed as a potential threat to life,” the bureau admitted.

Months earlier, in September, the FBI also received a tip about a troubling YouTube comment made by a user named “Nikolas Cruz” that said “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.” A special agent in charge of the bureau’s Miami division said the comment was investigated but authorities could not determine its origin or find any connection to South Florida, where the shooting took place.

Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Cruz is charged with killing 17 people and wounding many others in Wednesday's attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  in Parkland, which he once attended. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Feb. 19, 2018: Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  (AP)

“It is now clear that the warning signs were there and tips to the FBI were missed,” Sessions said after reports of the blunders emerged. “We see the tragic consequences of those failures.”

Local police pay visit after visit to shooter’s home, but Cruz manages to stay out of jail — or a hospital

Frequent fights with their mother and each other. Items being thrown about. One “out of control” escapade after another allegedly involving Cruz and his brother Zachary unfolded at the home of their adoptive mother in Parkland, according to police records.

Despite local law enforcement reportedly receiving dozens of callsbetween 2011 and 2016, with issues ranging from “domestic disturbance to child/elder abuse,” state investigators deemed the shooter low risk and felt he was unlikely to hurt anyone other than himself.

Israel admitted in the wake of the shooting authorities received “20 calls for services in the last few years,” with local media putting the number as high as 39. Israel says every one of those calls will now be “looked at and scrutinized.”

Social services and mental health professionals also investigated Cruz in 2016 after Snapchat videos were uncovered showing him cutting both of his arms.

But a visit by a mental health clinician at Henderson Behavioral Health ended with a determination Cruz “was not at risk to harm himself or others,” and the teen was instructed to sign a safety contract.

A Florida Department of Children and Families report obtained by Fox News also showed that it closed its investigation into Cruz in November, “based on his caregiver’s protective capacity, in-home services through Henderson, and engagement in school.”

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. A week after a shooter slaughtered more than a dozen people in the Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 21, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Feb. 14, 2018: Students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.  (AP)

Months later, after Cruz’s massacre, he told police that voices in his head — called “demons” by law enforcement sources — told him to carry out the attack, according to reports.

School ‘disciplinary problems’ start piling up

Cruz was frequently in trouble at school in the years leading up to the shooting.

He was suspended for a day in January 2017 for assaulting someone and got into a fight months earlier, according to disciplinary records obtained by the Sun-Sentinel. The records also said Cruz’s adoptive mother was called in more than a dozen times for discussions and Cruz was often sent to counseling.

One report mentioned bullets were found in his backpack. A former classmate said Cruz followed her around, would abuse his girlfriend and even talked about killing his friends’ parents. The former classmate and another student also claimed the shooter used to sell knives out of his lunch box.

Cruz ended up getting expelled from Marjory Stoneman last year for “disciplinary problems” and bounced around a few alternative schools before reappearing there, rifle in hand, on Valentine’s Day.

Reports also linked Cruz to frequent trouble during his time at Westglades Middle School, where he apparently was disciplined for insulting teachers and staff, using profanity and racking up unexcused absences and at least one fight.

An officer was on scene during the shooting, and did nothing

Peterson was near the shooting site for four minutes of Cruz’s six minute rampage. But instead of the armed, trained officer engaging Cruz — something that could have saved several lives — Peterson remained outside, taking shelter behind a concrete barrier, according to authorities who viewed surveillance film.

President Trump lambasted Peterson on Friday after being asked about the former deputy.

“When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn’t have the courage, or something happened,” Trump said. “He certainly did a poor job. That’s the case where somebody was outside, they are trained, they didn’t react properly under pressure or they were a coward.”

ANDREW CUOMO IGNORED STATE WORKERS CALL FOR HELP – SEXUAL ABUSE BY APPOINTEE

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, a raging maniac, repeatedly ignored a woman’s complaints about a “barrage” of unwanted sexual advances by one of his appointees, according to a federal lawsuit filed Saturday in New York City.

An upstate woman has stepped forward to reveal she is the sex-harass accuser who prompted the resignation last month of a high-ranking Gov. Cuomo appointee — and to accuse the governor of repeatedly ignoring his pal’s “horrific acts.”

In a shocking Manhattan federal court lawsuit filed Saturday, Lisa Marie Cater alleges former Empire State Development Corp. regional president William “Sam” Hoyt got her a job at the DMV and then leveraged it to “manipulate, sexually harass and sexually assault” her.

Sam Hoyt in 2006AP

The bombshell complaint — which names Cuomo and Hoyt as defendants — says Cater contacted Cuomo’s office no less than six times but met “deliberate indifference.”

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Hillary Admits Support for Legislation to Kill Gun Industry

By Dave Dolbee published on in News

There is no chance of burying the lead in this story. Hillary Clinton has vowed to support legislation to kill the gun industry.

I am not here to advocate for one political party over another or one particular politician for President. The Shooter’s Log is about firearms, survival/prepping, hunting, etc. However, if you believe in the Second Amendment, hunting, and firearms, you really need to step up and pay attention to Hillary Clinton’s latest proclamation against your rights.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is owing legislation to kill the gun industry.

Hillary is the Democratic frontrunner and in all likelihood going to be the Democratic Nominee. Recently, on her website, she proudly stated, “Hillary will lead the charge to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.” The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) is the law that protects manufacturers and retailers from being sued when a product is used in a criminal act. Hillary’s statement leaves absolutely no doubt that her agenda is to give those who would seek to take away your Second Amendment rights, as you know them, everything they need. The number of suits, and costs to fight each suit would quickly bankrupt the manufacturers and retailers.

Of course, this is not much of a surprise—just a window in into one of the ways she plans to eliminate your right to bear arms. On the campaign trail, Hillary has repeatedly brought up the subject bragging about being more anti-gun than Sanders (Example 1 and Example 2 of many). Likewise, Sanders has claimed he believes the families of crime victims should be allowed to sue gunmakers).

While she is open (to a point) about wanting to shut down the firearms industry, she is “less than honest” about the issue in general. On her campaign website, Clinton claims the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) is, “a dangerous law that prevents victims of gun violence from holding negligent manufacturers and dealers accountable for violence perpetrated with their guns.” Moreover, in campaign appearances, Clinton claims the firearms industry is “the only industry in America, the only one, that has this kind of special protection.”

What?

You could say Hillary is a liar, but she isn’t stupid. When Hillary goes out on the stump or publishes on her website, claiming the law doesn’t protect “negligent manufacturers and dealers,” or her claim that the firearms industry is “wholly protected from any kind of liability,” These are absolute falsehoods—some would say outright lies meant to mislead the lower information voter.

A dealer who sells a gun to someone he or she knows is a prohibited person—or even suspects that the person will use it to commit a crime—is not only still negligent and thus not protected from lawsuits, but is also subject to felony prosecution under federal law. The passage of PLCAA didn’t negate or limit any liability in these types of scenarios. It was merely akin to saying you cannot sue Ford because someone drove drunk in a car it manufactured and then killed someone. The misuse of the product is not the fault of the manufacturer or the retailer, nor is it a flawed design that would result in liability.

CHECK CALIFORNIA’S GUN CONFISCATION SCHEME.

CLICK HERE FOR HILLARY’S CONFRONTATION WITH LAID OFF COAL WORKER. For sure she is going to help; the check is in the mail. Another lie, another day.