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Rand Paul Says Gun Control Bill Was Kept ‘Secret’ And Senators Not Allowed Time To Read It

“There doesn’t appear to be a willingness or time provided to read, understand, debate or amend this bill.”

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As the Senate passed a gun control bill this week with fifteen Republicans siding with Democrats, Senator Rand Paul noted that no one had time to even read the legislation because it was “assembled in secret.”

“Unfortunately, this legislation was assembled as many are — in secret, absent well-placed leaks to journalists,” Paul tweeted, adding “There doesn’t appear to be a willingness or time provided to read, understand, debate or amend this bill.”

The Senator further vowed to try to introduce amendments to the bill to “correct the constitutional deficiencies.”

The Senate voted 64-34 Tuesday night to advance the bill. 

How can any elected official sincerely decide on legislation without reading it or debating it?

In a further interview Paul noted “They didn’t even give us the actual bill to vote on it. They gave us a blank piece of paper and said, ‘Vote on this and trust us as to what the legislation will be when it comes forward and trust that there’ll be an actual amendment process.'”

Paul further stated that he takes issue with the so called ‘red flag laws’, whereby law enforcement are sanctioned to remove firearms from a person who they believe may be a danger to themselves or others.

There are no federal level red flag laws in the current legislation moving into the House, but it does propose $750 million in kickback grants to states that implement their own.

“These are called ex-parte hearings where a judge hears an accusation. In some states, the accusation is actually from an anonymous source. So under no condition would I think that your second amendment rights should be taken away with an accusation by an anonymous person,” Paul urged.

The Senator added, “I could be persuaded to vote for some aspects of this bill, but you’d have to have an amendment process to try to cure the constitutional deficiencies.”

He continued, “I don’t think you can take guns away without letting someone have a lawyer and without letting someone actually be accused of a crime in court in public. You have to be notified of what you’re being accused of. You can’t just have your gun rights taken away without even having a lawyer present.”

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    Video: Sam Harris Claims It Was An “Accident” That NY Post Was Right About Hunter Biden Laptop

    He previously admitted he ‘wouldn’t have cared if Hunter Biden had corpses of children in his basement’

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    Lefty ‘philosopher’ Sam Harris, who previously admitted he supported the suppression of reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop immediately prior to the election, has now claimed that the New York Post’s reporting on the story was accurate only “by accident.”

    Speaking with Bill Maher on his podcast, Harris declared that the reaction to him saying he wouldn’t have cared if Hunter Biden had corpses of children in his basement was “right wing lunacy,” and that it “kind of distorted my position.”

    Harris further declared that “the velocity of the hatred was something new,” and claimed that “it was completely plausible to worry that this was a fake story… there simply wasn’t enough time to get to the bottom of it.”

    Maher challenged him on the suppression of the laptop story, noting “Well then why did the outlets that did get to the bottom of it, get to it? The New York Post had no problem getting to the bottom of it.”

    Harris replied, “They wanted to believe it and yes, you know, sometimes you’re right by accident.”

    Maher responded, “Can I go to step two of what the two reasonable people in the room would agree on. One, they’d agree it was kind of suppressed. Two, they’d agree that Hunter Biden, being the son of the current Vice President, and being a complete douchebag, was ripe to be used as a conduit to his father, through which he was, but nothing really. It was kind of sort of everyday graft, that’s sleazy, but doesn’t affect the world.”

    “It’s possible we still don’t know, right,” Harris replied, adding “I’ll give some credence to the possibility that it’s worse than I understand. But the problem is ten days is not enough to figure that out and we knew that it was going to rail the issue.”

    Harris then attempted to steer the conversation to Trump and his administration being more corrupt than Biden.

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    The New York Post story on the Hunter Biden laptop was censored on Twitter and other platforms and labelled ‘Russian disinformation‘ in a chilling example of election meddling fewer than 3 weeks before the vote that saw Biden take the White House.

    It has since been proven that the story is completely accurate, with  journalists such as Glenn Greenwald describing the cover up as “the single biggest media fraud” in the past decade.

    Harris put himself in the spotlight again this week by criticising Elon Musk’s attempts to restore free speech on Twitter:

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    Howls Of Outrage After New York Times Confirms SBF To Speak Alongside Zelenskyy, Yellen

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    As we discussed last night, Sam Bankman-Fried has now demonstrated that he is both a pathological liar and a sociopath, the kind who in “explaining” to his employees how he stole billions (over $4 billion according to new FTX CEO John J. Ray) from the now bankrupt FTX, an act which left it insolvent and without liquidity, called it “loans” which were “generally” not used for “large amounts of personal consumption” (just “small amounts” used for such trivial items as $40 million penthouses and private jets).

    And the only reason we don’t officially call him a criminal just yet, is because he has not yet confirmed he used client money from his exchange to fund his personal hedge fund, an act which would cost any other individual decades in jail… but not prominent democrats like SBF or Jon Corzine, of course. Plus it’s the US legal system’s job to do that, not ours. Although we are growing increasingly skeptical this prominent Democratic donor will ever see the inside of a courtroom.

    It’s not just us: with much of the entire world demanding to know how this corpulent 30-year-old still has not been thrown in prison, or at least charged with a variety of crimes, the NYT just confirmed to the entire world what a farce the one-time paper of record has become, and how it is willing to whore itself out for clicks – not to mention prominent Democrat donors – because moments after SBF tweeted that he will be speaking with Andrew Ross-Sorkin moderated NYT “summit” on Nov 30…

    … Sorkin quickly confirmed as much.

    And so, instead of being under arrest, SBF will instead be treated like a luminary alongside other such other Democrat icons as Zelenskyy (who according to some may have been intimately familiar with FTX fund flows in the past year) and of course the woman who along with Ben Bernanke and Jerome Powell, made it all possible by blowing the biggest asset bubble of all time: Janet Yellen.

    And while we are certain that the NYT – which we assume is done writing puff pieces on behalf of SBF after it became a laughing stock last week – would be quick to mercilessly cancel and expel from its “prestigious” conference anyone who had misgendered some post-op transsexual, it is willing to give this thieving pathological liar and sociopath a forum in which to profess his innocence to the entire world, and by association with other Democrat “celebrities” such as Bill Clinton.

    …  to boost his standing within a legal system that is clearly as much as joke as the venue that he will be sharing with the following individuals:

    Here are all the other “top business and policy leaders” at the NYT whitewashing summit:

    • Eric Adams, New York City mayor
    • Ben Affleck, Artists Equity C.E.O.
    • Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX founder
    • Gerry Cardinale, RedBird Capital Partners founder, managing partner and C.I.O.
    • Shou Chew, TikTok C.E.O.
    • Larry Fink, BlackRock chairman and C.E.O.
    • Reed Hastings, Netflix founder and co-C.E.O.
    • Andy Jassy, Amazon president and C.E.O.
    • Van Jones, CNN host, author and Dream.Org founder
    • Scarlett Lewis, Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement founder and mother of Sandy Hook shooting victim, Jesse
    • Mike Pence, 48th vice president of the United States and author of “So Help Me God”
    • Benjamin Netanyahu, former Prime Minister of Israel, current leader of the Likud party
    • Priscilla Sims Brown, Amalgamated Bank president and C.E.O.
    • Secretary Janet L. Yellen, U.S. Department of the Treasury
    • President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine
    • Mark Zuckerberg, Meta founder, chairman and C.E.O.

    The shocked, stunned and simply disgusted reactions are still coming in:

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    MSNBC’s Resident Fed: Tucker Carlson Should Face “Civil Consequences” If Mass Shooters Watch His Show

    “We need to see accountability and consequences,” but only when it fits the narrative

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    MSNBC talking head Frank Figliuzzi proclaimed Tuesday that conservative figures like Tucker Carlson and GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert should be subject to “civil consequences” if mass shooters are found to have “consumed” their content.

    Ranting about the shooting in a gay club in Colorado Springs this past weekend, Figliuzzi, a former FBI agent with clout, stated that “If [the Colorado Springs shooter] is a consumer of the people we just rattled off, from Lauren Boebert to Tucker Carlson, let’s get it out at trial, let’s expose it for what it is, name it and shame it.”

    “He’s a consumer of these people and those people should face civil consequences from the victims,” asserted Figliuzzi, a rabid anti-Trump hack and now MSNBC’s “national security analyst”.

    “We need to see accountability and consequences,” Figliuzzi further declared.

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    The latest reports suggest that the shooter isn’t some anti-LGBT right wing nut job, but rather identifies as “nonbinary” and uses “they/them pronouns,” according to the New York Times

    Right, so who should face “civil consequences” for voicing their opinions now then?

    What about when a mass killer falls outside such simplistic propaganda narratives? Any civil consequences needed for anyone then?

    Nah, doesn’t appear so.

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