The uprising begins: Ex-cop testifies before Congress, says “will not comply” with gun confiscation laws Sunday, October 06, 2019 by: Isabelle Z.

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The uprising begins: Ex-cop testifies before Congress, says “will not comply” with gun confiscation laws
Sunday, October 06, 2019 by: Isabelle Z.
https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-10-06-ex-cop-testifies-will-not-comply-gun-confiscation.html

(Natural News) A former police officer expressed the sentiment of many Americans when she testified before Congress recently that she won’t comply with gun confiscation laws.

Dianna Muller, who won the ladies title in the 2015 NRA World Shooting Championship, is a 22-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department. Speaking before the House Judiciary Committee recently, she stated that she would not be participating in an assault weapons ban should one be put in place.

She told the committee: “Please don’t legislate the 150 million people just like me into being criminals.”

She also spoke out on the ban on the bump stocks that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic ones, saying she was forced to decide between complying with the ban or becoming a felon. Should she face a similar question about assault weapons, she said in no uncertain terms that she would not comply.

As a law enforcement officer during the previous assault weapon ban from 1994 to 2004, she said she did not see any impact on safety from the measure, adding that it wouldn’t have been allowed to sunset if it had been effective.

Muller is also the founder of the gun advocacy group The DC Project. Appearing on Fox & Friends shortly after her testimony, she warned that the Second Amendment is at stake and said that gun owners should “get involved and engaged.”

She said that many people in law enforcement agree with her stance and that those in favor of such a ban are throwing around terms such as “weapons of war” simply to stir up emotions.

Muller and other people at the hearing also raised questions about the practicality of such a ban. They said that the differences between the AR-15 and weapons like it, and a standard semi-automatic hunting rifle are merely cosmetic.

Another witness, Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Policy Analyst Amy Swearer, disputed the notion that law-abiding citizens don’t need weapons like AR-15s. She pointed out that her mother, who is a gun novice, struggled to fire a handgun at the range but was far more accurate when she tried an AR-15. Its greater stability makes it easy to handle and fire accurately in tense situations, but it can also be argued that simply brandishing one is often enough to deter would-be criminals from doing harm.

A question of self-defense
Many people who have obtained these weapons legally have done so for self-defense purposes, and several recent cases illustrate how valuable they can be in a life-or-death situation.

For example, a college student was able to scare off two armed burglars simply by holding up an unloaded AR-15 in 2013. That same year, a 15-year-old boy saved his own life and that of his 12-year-old sister when he fended off a pair of home invaders using his father’s AR-15.

When an Illinois man with an AR-15 intervened as a neighbor was attacking a pregnant woman with a knife in Oswego, Illinois, last year, the “intimidation factor” of the rifle was cited as the reason the attacker ultimately dropped his knife.

Muller likely spoke for a lot of gun owners when she said she didn’t plan to comply with laws that amount to gun confiscation, and such a move could well spark an uprising. Most owners of AR-15s and similar weapons hope they never have to use them on another person, but the peace of mind of knowing they can defend themselves and their families from those who want to harm them is something many people are willing to protect at all costs.

Sources for this article include:

TheTruthAboutGuns.com

FoxNews.com

DailySignal.com

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Universal Background Checks Won’t Stop Criminals Getting Guns

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In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Backers of an expanded gun background check ballot measure approved by Nevada voters in 2016 are arguing that the Nevada governor and attorney …AP Photo/John Locher, File

NRA: Universal Background Checks Won’t Stop Criminals Getting Guns
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/05/nra-universal-background-checks-wont-stop-criminals-getting-guns/
AWR HAWKINS5 Sep 2019

The NRA is warning universal background checks will not keep criminals from getting guns to use against innocents.
This warning comes as politicians as divergent as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) argue in favor of taking action against private gun sales. Patrick specifically argued that the NRA ought to get behind the effort to close the private sale “loophole.”

But the NRA notes that universal background checks are riddled with problems, not the least of which is that they will not prevent criminals from obtaining guns.

The NRA tweeted:
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So-called “universal” background checks won’t stop criminals from obtaining guns, would criminalize private transfers and loans between friends and family, and is completely unenforceable. Criminals don’t follow the law.

A BIG NO FROM US! https://twitter.com/NBCDFW/status/1168969378660007936

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The NRA also notes universal background checks make it difficult for guns to be transferred between friends and family. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) made this same point earlier in the week by citing a Houston woman who was able to save herself from alleged robbers by pulling her handgun and shooting the suspect. He noted, “With universal background checks, I wouldn’t be able to let my friends borrow my handgun when they travel alone like this. We would make felons out of people just for defending themselves.”

California has had universal background checks since the early 1990s, yet criminals in that state continue to be armed.

On December 9, 2018, Breitbart News reported California’s firearm homicides witnessed an 18 percent rise in firearm homicides from 2014 to 2016. How is this possible with universal background checks in place, unless such checks do not actually prevent criminals from getting and/or possessing guns?

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.