Watch: Angry Sheriff Clarke Just Had This EPIC Response To Dems’ Reaction To On-Air Killings

It took only a matter of hours after the horrific on-air killings of two TV journalist in Virginia for top Democrats to try to politicize the tragedy. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others wasted no time in calling for greater federal gun control after a former colleague of two employees of WDBJ-TV shot and killed them at point-blank range.

Speaking with Sean Hannity Thursday night, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke threw the book at liberals for what he called their shameless attempt to exploit the shocking murders.

“Shame on the left, shame on the Democrats for once again exploiting misery and tragedy to pursue a political agenda,” Clarke said on the Fox news show Hannity. “Shame on the president of the United States to invoke terrorism into this horrific incident that happened in Virginia.”

The outspoken lawman who has consistently criticized Obama on a number of issues, including the president’s handling of racial strife, pointed to the U.S. Constitution in his argument that Democrats are trying to use the grief surrounding the Virginia killings as a motivator to restrict liberty.

“This document, the Constitution, protects freedom and liberty. It does not prevent horrific acts done by human beings,” Sheriff Clarke told Hannity.

And what would the popular law enforcement figure do to try to prevent gun violence, without trying to restrict access and ownership of personal firearms?

“You identify the bad guys, you arrest the bad guys, you adjudicate them and once they’re convicted, you lock them up for the longest period of time allowed by law,” Clarke asserted.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the exchange between Sean Hannity and Sheriff David Clarke in which the Wisconsin lawman sharply criticized President Obama’s reaction to the murders that shocked viewers who saw them on live TV:

“This was a chance for the president to bring the country together, and once again, the divider-in-chief goes out and further separates us.”

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Boston Renews Gun Buyback Program – Here’s How Many Guns Were Bought

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Authorities in Boston, Mass., continue to tout a program offering gift cards worth up to $200 in exchange for residents’ firearms – despite the fact that this year’s participation rate is thus far limited to one individual.

During 2014, the buyback program succeeded in convincing the owners of 410 guns to take the city up on its offer.

With two-thirds of 2015 in the past, the program has led to just one recovered firearm so far this year. As the Boston Herald noted, violent crime has increased during the same period.

Prior to three gun-related deaths on one night earlier this month, non-fatal shootings in the city were already up 43 percent over the past year.

“The gun buyback’s numbers clearly aren’t on the same level as the guns taken a year ago,” Boston Police Department spokesperson James Kenneally acknowledged.

He made no indication that the program might be suspended, however.

“As long as there’s funding,” he insisted, “it’s an option we can provide to community members.”

Of course, buybacks are not the only method police have for reducing the number of guns in the city. Kenneally explained roughly 400 firearms have been taken from suspects during regular police activity, which is basically on par with the department’s 2014 numbers.

With the dramatic dip in buybacks, however, the overall number of guns claimed by Boston authorities this year is set to be about one-third lower than last year.

A number of Herald readers questioned the validity of buyback programs in general, with some suggesting they exist only to give citizens the false impression that such efforts result in safer communities.

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Gun Grabbers Escalate War On 2nd Amendment

The gun grabbers’ war on the Second Amendment is escalating with two new frontal assaults on the rights of U.S. citizens. In the crosshairs are those with family members who have received treatment at mental health facilities, as well as select veterans of the US armed forces.

A San Jose, California, woman, Lori Rodriguez, has gone to court…suing the City of San Jose for the return of 12 firearms. The weapons were seized by local authorities in 2013 after her husband spent 72 hours undergoing inpatient psychiatric examinations.

Mrs. Rodriguez claims she can safely secure the weapons in her home, and that it is unfair for her to forfeit her Constitutional rights. So, she is pursuing the legal issue through the court system.

Meanwhile, 100 residents of Priest River, Idaho, have shown up at the home of a local veteran to prevent the Veterans Administration from enforcing a firearms seizure order against John Arnold. The crowd gathered after word leaked out that a VA inspector was to arrive at Arnold’s home on August 6, 2015 to “complete an inspection and seize the guns.” The VA issued the order after it claimed Arnold was no longer competent to handle his own finances. However, Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler disagreed, telling reporters outside the Arnold home, “I took an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and uphold the laws of Idaho. This seemed appropriate to show my support. I was going to make sure Mr. Arnold’s rights weren’t going to be breached.”

As government officials bend over backward to strip Americans of their firearms, Gun Owners of America is working overtime defending the Second Amendment Rights of Americans. GOA President Larry Pratt responded: “If we are serious about protecting our freedoms, we had better be serious about getting the anti-freedom crowd out of office. One of the best ways to sort the good guys from the bad guys is the gun issue. If they are not for you having a gun, they are not for you, at all.”

To learn more about your Second Amendment Rights and these fresh assaults on the Second Amendment and what you can do to help, visit the Gun Owners of America website at: Gunowners.org.

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LISTEN: Host Asks If It’s ‘Time To Do Something Else About Guns’; Trump Drops 10-Word Truth Bomb

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the murder of two journalists on live television Wednesday in Roanoke, Va., illustrates a mental problem, not a gun problem.

Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward of WDBJ were killed while filming an innocuous story on attracting tourism to the area, interviewing Vicki Gardner of the local Chamber of Commerce. Gardner was injured in the attack and had her condition upgraded to “good” Thursday, WDBJ reported.

The alleged killer, Vester Lee Flanagan, whose on-air name was Bryce Williams, was pursued by police before shooting himself, dying several hours later.

Speaking to Chris Cuomo on CNN’s New Day Thursday, Trump was asked if he would take action on gun control.

“Well I don’t think I would, because this is really a sick person. This isn’t a gun problem. This is a mental problem,” Trump said, referring to Flanagan.

Frankly, you know, a case like this, he snuck up on them — whether it was with a gun or a knife or whatever it would’ve been, it would’ve been something. You’re not going to get rid of all guns.

“It’s a very complex situation,” Trump added. “I’m a very strong Second Amendment person.”

Trump later took note of Chicago’s strict gun laws, and argued that even with tough legislation, the results might not bear themselves out as pro-gun control advocates hope.

And even if they did, what would you do? You’d say, ‘Oh, he said he’s going to blow up.’  Probably hear that all the time, but in this case, it happened. Too bad that we can’t figure it out beforehand, but it’s a very tough thing to do.

USA Today pointed out in April that murders in Chicago were up 40 percent, and shootings were up 29 percent from last year during the first three months of 2015.

h/t: TheBlaze

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This Famous ‘Star Wars’ Hero Just Reacted To Horrifying TV Murders In A Stunning Way

Even though his acting career has been built on playing an iconic movie character who leads an armed rebellion against an evil, tyrannical, merciless empire, Mark Hamill has now taken a stand that seems to completely contradict the nature of his Luke Skywalker role in the Star Wars film franchise. But, of course, Hamill’s hypocrisy wouldn’t mark the first time a Hollywood star has come out in favor of greater restrictions on gun ownership, even though denying the actor access to personal weapons for movie roles would be to deprive that performer of a livelihood.

Joining a chorus of liberals calling for more gun control immediately after the horrible, on-air, ambush murders of two TV journalists in Virginia, Hamill let his social media followers and fans know he wants the government to tighten its squeeze on gun rights in America.

Image Credit: Twitter/Mark Hamill

Image Credit: Twitter/Mark Hamill

Hamill’s tweet about how “Australia fixed it” refers to the country’s 1996 government ban on some types of personal weapons, its promotion of a handgun buyback program, and imposition of stricter licensing and registration requirements. Clearly, Hamill thought that the shocking murders of the young TV reporter and her cameraman that were broadcast live early Wednesday could have been “fixed” if only the United States had done what Australia did nearly twenty years ago.

However, there are the starry-eyed musings of an actor whose life is spent living and playing in a fantasy, and then there are the facts.

Yes, reaction to Hamill’s “ENOUGH!” tweet was mixed, with lots of positive and negative comments praising and ridiculing his take on the tragedy and its place in the gun control debate. But “Luke Skywalker’s” reference to the Australian experience is truly a comparison of apples and kiwi fruit.

As a June 25, 2015 article on The Federalist points out, the “myth” of Australia’s successful gun control program has been built upon a government program that relied upon confiscation:

Australia’s vaunted gun buyback program was in fact a sweeping program of gun confiscation.

When gun control advocates say they want Australian gun control laws in the United States, what they are really saying is that they want gun confiscation in the United States.

In addition, the level of private gun ownership in Australia has always been far below that of the United States. A recent survey showed that some 32 percent of Americans own a firearm or live with someone who does. And there are skeptics who believe the number is higher than that, as people who were asked about gun ownership may well have been reluctant to tell the questioner they had a gun in the house.

Regarding the part of Mark Hamill’s Twitter comment congratulating Andy Parker for his “new mission” in life, that referred to what the father of murdered reporter Alison Parker said — that he would seek to find ways to keep guns out of the hands of mentally disturbed individuals.

So, as far as “Luke Skywalker” is concerned, there are no doubt a number of Star Wars fans who would hope that, in this case, the “Force” is not with him. They might well side with the Twitter user who responded to Hamill’s anti-gun message this way:

So how would the rebellion have defeated the empire w/o weapons, smart guy?

FYI: the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One, is set for release in December of next year.

h/t: Young Conservatives

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