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Did Trump just nominate a gun-grabber for Attorney General?


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Didn’t Trump order ever AG to reconsider the Bump Stock thing?

he said that he ordered the Justice Dept to do it, did he call BATFE or the AG?

Cause I bet he called the AG

 

I don’t care who it is, I don’t want Trump appointing the groundskeeper if he is anti gun

 

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It was actually a really old C-span.  The most boring television events in history, this side of golf.  In student Government as a Senator for my University, and they broadcast the events over city wide PBS radio.  So, on a late evening on bills that made it to floor, the Las Cruces area could turn it on, and be bored to tears or to sleep I suppose.

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10 minutes ago, Al Czervik said:

Barr is a former company man and HW Bush man.  My guess is that DJT is hiring him for his strong positions of the power of the executive branch, but I trust him not based upon his past.

My guess is that Trump hired:

Bannon,

Kelly,

Sessions,

Mattis,

Tillerson,...

for their strong positions on [insert what you please]

And the wall is still MIA...

 

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2 hours ago, Glocks4Freedom said:

It's not about Barr...

Sure it is!

Barr is Barr and he has his own opinions just like you and I.

 

If his opinions had any weight, or his opinion could pass legislation and make a difference, then his opinion would mean something and we should take notice.  Otherwise his opinion is just as worthless as yours and mine.

No different than asking him how he feels about Roe V Wade, or Global Warming, or NAFTA, or The Wall, or Is God Dead, or Who is Going to Win the Superbowl.

It is an opinion and that is all it is.

 

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If Trump is committed to the idea that your Second Amendment rights can be stripped on such a flimsy basis, with so little due process, then virtually any other politically feasible limitation on gun rights is also acceptable. The sort of reasoning that would uphold this restriction on gun ownership would permit pretty much any other. That should give pause to people supporting Trump because they think he is going to protect Second Amendment rights. It is also yet another reason to doubt that he would appoint originalist judges committed to protecting important constitutional rights generally.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/09/27/trump-and-the-second-amendment/?utm_term=.31fb7736efd6

 

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Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2019/01/trump-forgets-his-pledge-to-support-second-amendment-capitulating-to-antigun-crowd/#ixzz5cjsaW9G9 

As if the Republican controlled Senate’s failure to enact national concealed handgun carry reciprocity legislation and President Trump’s failure to push forward a pro-Second Amendment agenda during his first two years in Office weren’t bad enough—a serious failure of omission on the part of both the U.S. Senate and the PresidentTrump’s ban on“bump stocks”—an act of commission—is even worse. By foolishly, impetuously, acting to ban “bump stocks,” the President demonstrates a dangerous naivety and ineptitude, along with a disturbingly blithe lack of concern for the well-being of the fundamental, immutable, unalienable, inviolate right of the American  people to keep and bear arms. Trump is obviously oblivious to the deleterious impact his unilateral action shall have—not simply may have—on the Second Amendment itself.

President Trump’s failure to cajole Congress to action, to strengthen our most cherished and important right, is unacceptable. That failure deserves our condemnation. But undermining our most cherished right is alarming and unforgivable. That deserves our lasting contempt. With the radical Left urging Democratic Party House members to impeach Trump, upon issuance of the Special Counsel’s, Robert Mueller’s, report that is due out at any time now, the President can ill afford to antagonize his own base; but Trump has done just that with his flagrant attack on the Second Amendment.

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The position of Attorney General was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789. In June 1870 Congress enacted a law entitled “An Act to Establish the Department of Justice.” This Act established the Attorney General as head of the Department of Justice and gave the Attorney General direction and control of U.S. Attorneys and all other counsel employed on behalf of the United States. The Act also vested in the Attorney General supervisory power over the accounts of U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals.

The mission of the Office of the Attorney General is to supervise and direct the administration and operation of the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Bureau of Prisons, Office of Justice Programs, and the U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals Service, which are all within the Department of Justice.

The principal duties of the Attorney General are to:

  • Represent the United States in legal matters.
     
  • Supervise and direct the administration and operation of the offices, boards, divisions, and bureaus that comprise the Department.
     
  • Furnish advice and opinions, formal and informal, on legal matters to the President and the Cabinet and to the heads of the executive departments and agencies of the government, as provided by law.
     
  • Make recommendations to the President concerning appointments to federal judicial positions and to positions within the Department, including U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals.
     
  • Represent or supervise the representation of the United States Government in the Supreme Court of the United States and all other courts, foreign and domestic, in which the United States is a party or has an interest as may be deemed appropriate.
     
  • Perform or supervise the performance of other duties required by statute or Executive Order.

 

 

The Attorney General has a lot more power than just offering his general opinion.  

To say that his opinion carries no weight is absolutely wrong.  This is a powerful position, and to minimize it's impact is akin to burying your head in the sand.

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This "president" doesn't care about any constitutional rights, let alone the 2nd. He's the fool who said "take the guns first, go through due process second.

National reciprocity? You have to be kidding. He can't even get the government back to work. He'll never put together something the Democrats hate as much as they hate gun rights.

A fool was elected. Now we're all going to suffer with a fool's choices.

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9 hours ago, Glocks4Freedom said:

My guess is that Trump hired:

Bannon,

Kelly,

Sessions,

Mattis,

Tillerson,...

for their strong positions on [insert what you please]

And the wall is still MIA...

 

And none of the above could do anything about the wall. Just like none of the above could do anything about Gun Control, abortion, or any other legislative action.

The wall is stalled because Democrat Politicians don't want the wall.  The wall costs money and with every Federal Dollar spent, said money has to be approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the President.

The House has already approved funding for the wall.  The Approved Bill is in the Senate waiting for a vote.  McConnell will not bring it to a floor vote because he does not have the votes.  He needs 60, not 51.  That means he needs at least 7 Democrats to vote "yes" on the Approved House Bill.  That isn't going to happen.  It is politicians that have stalled the Wall, not President Trump's Cabinet members or his advisers.

 

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13 hours ago, steve4102 said:

And none of the above could do anything about the wall. Just like none of the above could do anything about Gun Control, abortion, or any other legislative action.

The wall is stalled because Democrat Politicians don't want the wall.  The wall costs money and with every Federal Dollar spent, said money has to be approved by both houses of Congress and signed by the President.

The House has already approved funding for the wall.  The Approved Bill is in the Senate waiting for a vote.  McConnell will not bring it to a floor vote because he does not have the votes.  He needs 60, not 51.  That means he needs at least 7 Democrats to vote "yes" on the Approved House Bill.  That isn't going to happen.  It is politicians that have stalled the Wall, not President Trump's Cabinet members or his advisers.

 

So why wasn't the funding approved during the 2 years the GOP controlled Congress?

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