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  1. So I guess the left only want to take/restrict guns for Americans, or maybe just white American??? Dems reject push to alert ICE when illegal immigrant fails firearm background check Democrats this week approved legislation to require background checks for essentially all sales and transfers of firearms -- but rejected GOP-led efforts to amend the legislation to alert law enforcement authorities when gun buyers, including illegal immigrants, fail those background checks. The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the bill 23-15, in a strict party-line vote, sending it to the House floor. If approved by the full House, the bill would be the most significant gun-control legislation approved by either chamber of Congress in at least a decade -- although it stands little chance of passage in the Senate, where Republicans command a slim majority. Republicans in the House charged that H.R. 8, known as "The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019," should have included Florida Rep. Greg Steube's proposed amendment to require that law enforcement be notified "when an individual attempting to purchase a firearm fails a federal background check." (H.R. 8 was numbered in honor of former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot in Arizona on Jan. 8, 2011 by a mentally ill gunman.) “Clearly, the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee don’t care about preventing gun violence, they simply are playing politics with Americans’ Second Amendment rights,” Steube, a Republican, said after the vote. “The fact that Democrats do not want law enforcement notified if an individual attempting to purchase a firearm fails a background check is truly troubling.” WATCH: FATHER OF PARKLAND SHOOTING VICTIM BLAMES 'OBAMA-ERA' POLICIES, REFLECTS ON 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY He continued: “In rejecting this amendment, the Democrats have shown their true colors. It is clear they are not interested in preventing gun violence or stopping the illegal purchase of firearms, but rather they are only interested in limiting the rights of law-abiding citizens to advance their own political agenda." Wednesday's vote came a day before the one-year anniversary of the high school shootingin Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people. However, Steube dismissed arguments that the massacre necessitated the new legislation. “As written now, H.R. 8 would not have prevented any of the mass shootings in Florida in recent years,” Steube's office said in a press release. “The shooter in Parkland passed a background check before purchasing a firearm, the shooter at Pulse Nightclub passed a background check before purchasing a firearm, and the shooter just weeks ago that murdered five women in District 17 passed a background check before purchasing the handgun he used in the commission of that heinous crime." Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz echoed Steube's concerns. "Democrats in the Judiciary Committee just voted against notifying ICE when an illegal alien fails a background check to buy a gun," Gaetz wrote on Twitter. "They hate ICE so much that they'd keep ICE in the dark when illegals try to get guns!" The vote on the bill came after a contentious, daylong hearing in which Republicans offered a series of other amendments in addition to Steube's proposal, all of which were blocked by Democrats. Among the rejected amendments were some seeking to address background check fees, which Republicans said could be unduly burdensome for family members trying to transfer guns to relatives. Republicans said they were ready to offer additional amendments when Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., shut off debate around 8 p.m., 10 hours after the hearing began. CONNECTICUT DEM INTRODUCES 50 PERCENT TAX ON AMMO Nadler called the background checks bill long overdue to address a "national crisis of gun violence" that claimed nearly 40,000 lives in 2017. "Our country is awash in guns, and we have the shameful death toll to show for it," he said. Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the panel's senior Republican, called Nadler's action "disturbing" and said it did not bode well for the two-year congressional session "If this is the way the chairman wants to begin this session of Congress, I really wonder where we go from here" and whether the two parties can work together, Collins said. But Democrats said Republicans were delaying a vote on the bill because they oppose universal background checks for gun purchases. "This isn't a debate, it's a show," said Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla. She called universal background checks for all gun sales common sense and said, "Let's move forward." At one point, Steube displayed a large cup that read, "The Second Amendment is my gun permit." Democrats have pledged additional gun legislation, including restrictions on high-capacity magazines and a measure to allow temporary removal of guns from people deemed an imminent risk to themselves or others. Meanwhile, fellow freshman Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., said lawmakers "know background checks work, that they save lives, and yet we need to close loopholes" that allow some private purchases and transfers to be made without background checks. nstead of working with Democrats, "Republicans are adding more loopholes, which is shameful," Dean said. BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS ACTUALLY DO VERY LITTLE, STUDY SHOWS However, earlier this month, gun violence experts from the Center for Gun Policy and Research and the Violence Prevention Research Program conducted a study in Washington state, Colorado and Delaware to analyze whether state laws requiring more background checks actually resulted in more checks. The results, published in medical journal Injury Prevention, suggest the laws had little impact. Delaware was the only state that saw apparent results, with an increase ranging from 22 to 34 percent based on the type of firearm. But according to the study, "no overall changes were observed in Washington and Colorado." The study said data "external to the study" suggested Washington saw a “modest, but consistent” increase in background checks for private-party sales, and Colorado saw a similar increase in checks for non-gun show sales. Iowa middle schools offer gun safety training for students Clarksville and North Butler County Middle Schools will start mandatory program in February The push comes as reports emerged that an initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used to kill five co-workers and wound six other people, including five responding police officers, at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant this week, authorities say. Gary Martin, who was killed in a shootout with officers Friday, ending his deadly rampage at the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, was issued a firearm owner's identification card in January 2014 after a background check failed to show a 1995 aggravated assault conviction in Mississippi, Aurora police Chief Kristen Ziman said Saturday. He bought the Smith & Wesson handgun he used in Friday's attack two months later, on March 11, 2014, she said. Five days after that, he applied for a concealed carry permit, which included a more rigorous background check that used digital fingerprinting and that did flag his Mississippi felony conviction, which led the Illinois State Police to revoke his permit. Separately, Republicans pushed to allow exceptions for victims of domestic violence and transfers among family members, but were dismissed by Democrats. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., a freshman whose son was killed by gun violence, said she has been working on gun legislation since his death more than six years ago. "As a survivor of gun violence myself, I refuse to let my colleagues stand here and devalue the importance that this bill has," she said. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP And Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., said that while the bill "can't bring back" any of those killed in Parkland or other shootings, it will help reduce gun violence. "If this legislation prevents one person wishing to do harm to others with a gun from doing that, it will be something we can be proud of," he said.
  2. That sucks. I love doing it. I'm hoping that within a year or so, maybe less, i can do the woodworking and remodeling full time. I just have to get my new work shop up and organized. Its got to be wired and insulated and all that, plus new tools. Here are some updated pics. I've got a stove but i freaking cracked teh glass top unloading it so that is a $300 part (unless someone here has a connection for appliance parts). Next is to start saving up and buying the metal pipe for the upper shelves. I think i'm going to get the square pipe welded and i'm doing the walnut shelves that i will fabricate myself from slabs. I'm going to be installing new floating wood floor in the rest of the downstairs that has a walnut finish as well. I'll get that done next as i steadily buy the pipe materials. I'm going to make a light fixture for the kitchen from moonshine mason jars and walnut as well to replace that stupid ceiling fan, but utilizing the light bulb sockets and LED bulbs that are in it.
  3. Completely understand! Measure, cut, cuss, force it to fit. That's my woodworking motto
  4. I do some wood working on the side and completed this LED table lamp just before i bought the house. It is from a 3"x4" piece of poplar ( i think). This was a skid from a large pallet. These were the best pallets i've found for making furniture. The skids were 3"x4", and the slats were 1 1/8"x5.25". I just sold this one and i'm ready to start on the next ones. I've got a block of white oak, another piece of poplar, and a couple pieces of walnut to create some new ones from. The walnut one is going to be for my own house
  5. Love using materials like this!! These are the walnut slabs i'm using for my kitchen upper shelves and flip up bar. I also cut the kitchen window ledge out of one of the slabs to replace the marble piece.
  6. Sooo, i haven't been on AUF in quite awhile b/c i bought a house and closed May 17th and have been renovating. Just now seeing this DIY club and so had to jump right in since i do woodworking and love DIY. My design idea was what I call Rustic Modern, lol, wood, metal tones, but with color and modern features. I flipped around the layout of the kitchen to add the peninsula moving the stove to the peninsula side, shifted the dishwasher location and moved the fridge location. This has added a LOT more counter and cabinet space than the previous layout. I have done multi colored slate tile floor, more modern looking lower cabinets, pallet wood countertops with poured epoxy resin finish. My uppers will be open shelving style, galvanized pipe with walnut shelves. The back side of the peninsula will be finished with pallet wood and feature a flips up walnut slab bar on lockable hinges. The walnut bar slab will fold down into the pallet wood creating a visual "art piece" with the walnut appearing inlaid in the pallet wood wall and have a foot rest at the bottom, possibly finished off with tin. Anyway, I moved in, still not finished renovating the weekend of June 16th. I am redoing the kitchen completely, repainting the living room and redoing the flooring on the lower level which will include living room, master bedroom and closet/storage room. Here are couple of pics from the day i closed and a pic of the kitchen (from the listing) as i didn't take a pic of it before i started demo. Then a couple of the pics of when i started the demo. I'll post more pics of the progress before i show you what it is looking like now as i'm VERY close to having the kitchen done. I've pretty much been doing all of this by myself. I did have help with the mud work b/c i suck at doing the finish mud coats and i had help from an electrician doing some wiring, adding two outlets, moving the range outlet, and adding lines for under shelf LEDs. Here are some of the initial pics and the work progress....I'll give folks a few days to see these before i post more of the progression pics of base cabinet installation, and countertop build and epoxy pour.
  7. Wow, that is an interesting move this close to the season starting.
  8. Not to mention that Jimbo has seen Clemson a few dozen times in the past few years!!
  9. And I'm thankful we didn't! Way too cold
  10. DEFINITELY NEITHER OF THOSE TWO!! I hope Clemson and OU beat the pants off them worse than AU did!!
  11. Clemson 34 turds 20 OU 38 Pups 24 I hope both scores are a LOT worse and BOTH the turds and pups get thoroughly embarrassed!!!
  12. tgr4lfe

    Minkah

    That was my play of the game! Fitzpatrick is definitely gonna be NFL bound, there is no doubt he'll get a high score by the scouts and likely be 1st rounder. Helluva football player!
  13. I'm so hoping to see Hastings abuse those turd LBs. Hastings with like 4 catches for 126 yards and 2 TDs would be pretty sweet.
  14. Gruden was at the Preds game in Nashville on Saturday night. lol