Friday, March 20, 2015

How New Jersey’s Gun Laws Turned Another Law-Abiding Citizen Into A Convicted Felon

New Jersey’s ridiculous gun laws have once-again turned a law-abiding citizen into a convicted felon over nothing more than an innocent mistake. This time the victim is a former security guard and aspiring police officer named Steffon Josey-Davis.

Josey-Davis legally purchased a 9mm Smith & Wesson in 2013. Shortly after he bought the gun, he made the fateful mistake of stashing it in his glove compartment to make sure his six-year-old sister wouldn’t find it.

The gun was still in the glove compartment when, later the same day, state police pulled him over for driving with an expired registration. Because it is illegal for drivers in New Jersey to transport guns in anywhere but the trunk of their car, the officer confiscated the gun and told Josey-Davis to pick it up at the police station.

When Josey-Davis appeared at the station to retrieve his property, he was promptly arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm – a second-degree felony.

Josey-Davis had legally purchased the gun, but was still waiting for his carry permit to be approved that week. It is customary in New Jersey for police to give gun owners a grace period between when a gun is purchased and when the permit is issued. For some reason, the officers in Josey-Davis’ case chose to ignore this and charge him with a felony.

Josey-Davis had no prior criminal background and had passed extensive background checks to become a security guard. The gun had been purchased legally. Yet he was forced to take a plea deal that sentenced him to a year of probation and labeled him as a convicted felon for the rest of his life.

Now, Josey-Davis is struggling to find employment. His lifelong dream of becoming a police officer has evaporated. He now faces a lifetime of struggle due to little more than a silly oversight.

Josey-Davis’ last hope is to receive a pardon from Governor Chris Christie. Like Shaneen Allen, Governor Christie should grant the pardon and prevent a stupid mistake from ruining another person’s life.

A petition has been created to further Josie-Davis’ cause.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Obama’s Justice Department Causing Anti-Police Violence

An angry protester shot two police officers last week after the Department of Justice released a report on the shooting of Michael Brown. The suspect, Jeffrey Williams, was arrested and charged with assault in the first degree after nearly killing the two policemen.

This horrific act was made possible by the actions of President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, who have repeatedly used their power and authority to stoke anti-police outrage and score petty political points. Derek Hunter at Town Hall put it plainly: the “blood is on their hands.”

There is only one reason that protesters were on the streets last week: because the Justice Department report released a politically motivated report specifically designed to stoke outrage against the Ferguson police department.

Following the shooting of Michael Brown and the exoneration of Officer Darren Wilson, the President directed Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a federal investigation of the incident. Despite deploying fifty agents to investigate the shooting, Holder could not find any reason to hold Wilson accountable.

But Holder and Obama didn’t want the opportunity to go to waste. So, Holder wrote an inflammatory report stuffed with allegations of institutional racism and discrimination in the Ferguson government. As soon as the report was published, the protesters were back on the street.

And now two police officers are in the hospital fighting for their lives.

Is it really any surprise that something like this happened – again?

Under Obama’s leadership, the entire Justice Department has become more interested in politics than public safety.

Instead of stopping murderers and gang members, they spy on reporters. Instead of cracking down on drug traffickers, they force financial institutions to donate to left-wing activist groups.
Instead of taking guns away from violent thugs, they harass law-abiding gun owners.

It’s beyond comprehension that these kind of reprehensible individuals can continue putting innocent lives at risk. But such is the state of affairs in America today.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Fox News Most Trusted News Network, According To New Poll

Fox News is the most trusted television network for cable news coverage, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University.

When asked to evaluate major news outlets, twenty-nine percent of people polled said that they trusted Fox News more than any other network. CNN finished second, earning twenty-two percent of the vote. MSNBC finished last with seven percent of the vote.

Fox News won every demographic except for Democrats, finishing with a majority or plurality of Republicans (58%), independents (25%), men (34%) and women (25%).

Fox’ dominance is not that surprising, considering that it consistently attracts the most viewers of all the cable news channels. “America’s Newsroom,” “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “The O’Reilly Factor” are the most watched shows in their time slots.

Overall, the people surveyed felt that the trustworthiness of TV news has declined. Forty-eight percent of respondents said that TV news is less trustworthy than it used to be. Only seven percent said that it is more trustworthy.

“American news watchers long for an era where the person in the big chair could be truly trusted,” said Tim Malloy, Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac University poll.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CPAC: How Do Republicans Retake The Oval Office?

There is a strong chance that one of the speakers at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland will be the next president of the United States. But it remains to be seen which candidate – and which message – will bring the Republican Party back to the Oval Office.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson kicked off the conference with a rousing speech on Obamacare, saying that it was the responsibility of the people and not the government to take care of the indigent.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker drew a standing ovation by criticizing Obama for calling ISIS a “JV” team. Walker said that America needs to stand up to radical Islam before it comes to our shores again.

Another fan favorite was Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who won CPAC’s presidential straw poll for the third year in a row. Paul’s speech condemned government surveillance and excessive interrogation methods.

Florida Governor Jeb Bush gave a more controversial speech, reiterating his support for a path to legal status for 11 million illegal aliens. He also stipulated that the U.S. – Mexican border be further secured.

Almost every speech touched on the same burning question — what will it take to put a conservative in the White House?

Texas Senator Ted Cruz addressed this directly, saying that nominating a moderate Republican candidate like John McCain or Mitt Romney would be “a losing strategy.”

Whether or not Cruz is right, one thing is clear – Republicans need to nominate whichever candidate has the best chance of winning.

In the end, a party that can’t beat Hillary Clinton isn’t much of a party at all.