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“Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act (TAPS) Act.”

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 May 22, 2020

By: José Niño

Gun owners have become accustomed to the typical types of gun grabs anti-gun politicians have rolled out in recent years. Assault weapons bans, universal background checks, and magazine bans are some of the usual proposals thrown our way. Second Amendment advocates have naturally built a strong opposition to these efforts and have generally made the gun control crowd break a sweat each time they try to advance such bills.

Not all infringements on the Second Amendment necessarily come from direct regulation or prohibitions on firearm ownership, however. Just look at H.R. 838, the “Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act (TAPS) Act.” The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) recently reported Texas Congressman Brian Babin (R) introduced this bill and had 47 new co-sponsors as of March 2020. It now has 180 total co-sponsors, with a bipartisan split of 90 Republicans and 90 Democrats; 38 cosponsors are needed for this bill to pass.

According to FPC, “H.R. 838 would permit levels of espionage against the American people not seen since the introduction of the Patriot Act.” Furthermore, this bill would set up a "Task Force" of 24 unelected individuals charged with managing a national strategy of surveilling private citizens under the pretense of "targeted violence through behavioral threat assessment."

Additionally, this bill would grant the Department of Homeland Security the power to issue grants to “eligible entities” to incentivize said entities to turn information over to “fusion centers,” which would involve state, federal, and local governments collaborating to maximize the “ability of such agencies to detect, prevent, investigate, apprehend, and respond to criminal or terrorist activity.”

Like any Big Brother project, the government could use the data to craft models based on behavior that would generally be viewed as innocuous. As FPC notes, this could be used to “target unwitting, innocent gun owners as potential ‘threats’” simply for partaking in the ever-so-dangerous act of purchasing multiple handguns per month. The TAPS Act would be a dream come true for any person who has the desire to make Minority Report come to life.

Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R) withdrew his co-sponsorship of the bill after FPC was able to demonstrate how anti-freedom this bill is. It’s no exaggeration to say the modern-day managerial state is categorically against gun owners. Of the many boogiemen the Left and their false opposition on the establishment Right like to single out, gun owners are among the first. Let’s not forget that.

We should not be giving the social radicals in D.C. any more legal or bureaucratic power that they can use to infringe on our Second Amendment rights. Handing more power to the surveillance state to snoop on gun owners gives busybody politicians another avenue by which to subvert our freedoms. One way to keep the gun controllers in check is to completely scuttle the TAPS ACT before it gathers additional co-sponsors.

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Oh that pile of garbage Crenshaw and all the other Republicans along with the NRA.    Yeah watch the fudds get  happiness , rainbow and unicorns.  because a navy seal pirate tells them it's a good plan.

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Just editing so we don't offend the rough and tough men and women

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5 hours ago, TheOldman said:

“Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act (TAPS) Act. H.R. 838”


Looking through https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/838 , I see the bill was introduced on Jan. 29, 2019, and was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on 03/25/2019.

The bill has went nowhere, but it did originally appear to have the support of 90 Republicans, including Crenshaw. That baffles me... makes me feel like I'm missing something. It is out of character (as far as I can perceive) for Crenshaw to support anything unconstitutional. 

Nothing about the bill looks at all good to me. It's like most legislation now days: ok if you have a good king, terrible for the people if you have a bad one.

I guess a person can be thankful that it's a dead bill. However, one of the Deep State agencies can scarf it up, create their own law, operate as they wish, until someone hauls them into the Supreme Court. The Administrative State is quite the work around of traditional legislation.

No matter how you look at it, the Deep State has been far more successful than anyone ever thought... and they did so without "we the people" even being able to prove they were there... until President Trump.

This is troubling. I'll look into this further. It's kind of like the national version of the red flag laws on steroids.

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11 hours ago, Liberty Prime said:

Well we should of understood this was possible from the beginning.  At some point certain permanent government fixtures were running operations which could of been considered acts of war without a single elected officials approval. So not really surprising we are feeling the bolts tighten once again. 


Yes. Many or all of us did know there was a problem, and there were a great many guesses as to what the problems were... but my reasoning told me that I couldn't use possibilities to justify certainty. I looked for proof, and of course there was none because it was all being hidden by the various Administrative (Deep) State. It was not until this war between President Trump and the secret "ruling class" (CIA, FBI, Justice Department, Homeland Security, etc., etc., etc.) that we had any proof of anything at all and are now getting new revelations daily (even though it is still very slow).

Yes. Had I been more savvy in my understanding of what the Administrative State was since it's conception 80 years ago, I could have figured out there were global corruption on a national and even global scale by the ruling class that has ALL powers of government within themselves with no separation, no accountability, using totally unelected (and unknown) officials.

Now we know. We have details. We have facts. We have crimes. We don't have them all YET, but plenty enough to start. NOW we can act if we can remove the political obstructors (Democrats in House and Senate). Then the swamp (Administrative State officials) can be drained at warp speed.

It's life and death for the Deep State. If they win, they live and rule. If they lose, they will be wiped out and history will show it rocked the world in unprecedented fashion.

It's life and death for free, constitutional Americans. If we win, we preserve the Constitution and freedom for maybe another half a generation. If we lose, our children and grandchildren will be socialists, or worse.

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17 minutes ago, Matt In West Virginia said:


Yes. Many or all of us did know there was a problem, and there were a great many guesses as to what the problems were... but my reasoning told me that I couldn't use possibilities to justify certainty. I looked for proof, and of course there was none because it was all being hidden by the various Administrative (Deep) State. It was not until this war between President Trump and the secret "ruling class" (CIA, FBI, Justice Department, Homeland Security, etc., etc., etc.) that we had any proof of anything at all and are now getting new revelations daily (even though it is still very slow).

Yes. Had I been more savvy in my understanding of what the Administrative State was since it's conception 80 years ago, I could have figured out there were global corruption on a national and even global scale by the ruling class that has ALL powers of government within themselves with no separation, no accountability, aming totally unelected (and unknown) officials.

Now we know. We have details. We have facts. We have crimes. NOW we can act if we can remove the political obstructors (Democrats in House and Senate). Then the swamp can be drained at warp speed.

It's life and death for the Deep State. If they win, they live and rule. If they lose, they will be wiped out and history will show it rocked the world in unprecedented fashion.

It's life and death for free, constitutional Americans. If we win, we preserve the Constitution and freedom for maybe another half a generation. If we lose, out children and grandchildren will be socialists.

80? They've been there since the beginning they just got flamboyant about it when the Fed was started. This has been a long slow incremental take over since the beginning. But that sounds crazy and impossible so it's natural to want to doubt it and think "wut?"

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14 hours ago, Todd A. Slee said:

One of the biggest problems with many bills isn't necessarily in the wording, but rather in how the Left chooses to define certain words. Often it's wording and definition.


I've noticed that the "left" are expert wordsmiths that quite purposely deploy their expertise to confuse, distract, lie, a decieve common, well meaning people on the right. It's all intentional and serving deception. That should be enough to tell anyone they need not have any part in what they are saying or doing... and certainly not electing them to office.

But many folk aren't paying attention. That's an ugly reality.

 

2 minutes ago, Fed up said:

80? They've been there since the beginning they just got flamboyant about it when the Fed was started. This has been a long slow incremental take over since the beginning. But that sounds crazy and impossible so it's natural to want to doubt it and think "wut?"


I see no evidence of any political power having any unconstitutional power before the Administrative State was created with the original "New Deal". That's when powers were combined and corruptions born... at least in anything that can be read.

If you have proof that America was born corrupt, I'd be willing to have a look at it. 

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7 minutes ago, Matt In West Virginia said:


I've noticed that the "left" are expert wordsmiths that quite purposely deploy their expertise to confuse, distract, lie, a decieve common, well meaning people on the right. It's all intentional and serving deception. That should be enough to tell anyone they need not have any part in what they are saying or doing... and certainly not electing them to office.

But many folk aren't paying attention. That's an ugly reality.

 


I see no evidence of any political power having any unconstitutional power before the Administrative State was created with the original "New Deal". That's when powers were combined and corruptions born... at least in anything that can be read.

If you have proof that America was born corrupt, I'd be willing to have a look at it. 

It's not just about unconstitutional power, it's about the set up to get there. They've been scheming for centuries against us.

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4 hours ago, Fed up said:

It's not just about unconstitutional power, it's about the set up to get there. They've been scheming for centuries against us.


That would make it just one possibility within a wide range of possibilities, void of proof to make it a certainty. ???

But one notion I do think holds merit, is that the Democrat Party from it's conception, has had a secret agenda to take over the US... and that objective has morphed with time, as has their tactics. They have literally been enemies of America since they were forced to give up the slave trade in the Compromise of 1850. It took 63 years to bring the vision of the Constitution to fruit concerning slavery, as our own Constitution was ratified in 1787. SIXTY THREE YEARS. 

And so it has been ever since. The gains, small and large, coming slowly because of Democratic opposition to constitutional vision. Their political savvy today has adapted. Their goals have changed as has their global elitist allies. The Constitution has suffered many setbacks as money from all over the world corrupts and places our politicians and unelected officials serving as "little kings", joining together to preserve self and control America.  

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VOTE WIGG!!!

 

     Seriously, if you look at quotes from our founding fathers, on sites such as 'liberty-tree.ca', you'll find that many or most ideas that are labelled as crazy conspiracy theories, were agendas which the founding fathers and others feared would be orchestrated, and in a sense, foretold.

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