Kavanaugh Threat News Evaporates as Senate Group Announces Gun Control

Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Apparently the attempted assassination of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh is less newsworthy than a compromise gun control framework announced over the weekend.

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Possibly the most important detail reported in the arrest and subsequent federal charge against a California man now accused of attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is why this story quickly seems to have disappeared from the headlines.

On the other hand, reports about a compromise agreement on new gun controls from a bipartisan Senate working group was getting plenty of attention from the media.

As noted by Fox News, the assassination attempt “was ignored by all the Sunday political shows on ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN.”

Bill Maher, host of “Real Time,” unleashed criticism at the New York Times, declaring the newspaper “buried this.”

“If this had been a liberal Supreme Court justice that someone came to kill, it would have been on the front page,” Maher asserted. “And that’s what’s so disappointing about a paper like The New York Times because they just wear their bias on their sleeves, and if it’s not part of something that feeds our narrative, f— it, we bury it”.

At the bottom of Page 2 of the criminal complaint against Nicholas John Roske—arrested June 8 near Kavanaugh’s Maryland home in Montgomery County—it is noted he told investigators “that he believed the Justice that he intended to kill would side with Second Amendment decisions that would loosen gun control laws.”

Here is a 26-year-old man who allegedly came clear across the country with a Glock 17 pistol to murder a Supreme Court justice because he might vote to protect the Second Amendment. This was in addition to what the complaint reveals was Roske’s anger “about the leak of a recent Supreme Court draft decision regarding the right to abortion.”

Translation: The suspect is a far-left radical willing to commit one or more homicides (Kavanaugh’s family might also have been killed) with a 9mm pistol, a gun Joe Biden would like to ban, because he is evidently philosophically opposed to gun rights, and cannot abide a pro-life ruling from the high court. With those facts emerging in the sparse—save for Fox News—coverage of the attempted assassination, critics say it is no surprise the establishment media is avoiding this story.

It is hardly the first time the establishment media has quickly moved on from a story involving an attack on a conservative by a radical left winger. When James T. Hodgkinson traveled to a suburban baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia in 2017 from Illinois, spending several weeks in the area apparently living in his van, he ultimately opened fire on Republican lawmakers and staffers at a practice session for the annual Congressional Baseball game. Turned out Hodgkinson, who was fatally wounded by Capitol police officers, had been “a far-left former volunteer on Sen. Bernie sanders’ presidential campaign, as noted by Wikipedia.

According to the New York Post, Roske “told police that he ‘began thinking about how to give his life purpose and decided that he would kill the Supreme Court Justice after finding the Justice’s Montgomery County address on the Internet,’ court documents allege.”

While Democrats are good at spreading blame around to all gun owners in the wake of tragic mass shootings such as Buffalo and Uvalde, they scramble for cover when karma comes to the discussion, and Republicans have done that. As reported by Business Insider, “Senate Republicans are pointing fingers at Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.” The New York senator, a perennial anti-gunner and demagogue on social issues, two years ago unleashed these threatening words after the Supreme Court heard arguments in an abortion-related case, “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions!”

Schumer apologized the following day while on the Senate floor. But should he accept some responsibility for his initial remarks contributing to a divisive mentality that could drive someone to violence? After all, Schumer wants to hold gun manufacturers responsible for the crimes of gun-toting criminals and madmen. As Senate Majority Leader, he would happily lead the charge to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, that has protected the firearms industry from junk lawsuits designed bankrupt gun manufacturers as a strategy to reduce the right to keep and bear arms to rubble. What goes around comes around.

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) posted a message on Twitter declaring, “Chuck Schumer called for this violence. The armed lunatic who showed up at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home was simply following orders. Justice cannot be served under the threat of mob violence.”

Roske is one of those people who presumably would be prevented from having a gun within the framework of an agreement announced over the weekend on what they describe as a “commonsense, bipartisan proposal to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country.”

In a statement released by the bipartisan working group, the senators said, “Our plan increases needed mental health resources, improves school safety and support for students, and helps ensure dangerous criminals and those who are adjudicated as mentally ill can’t purchase weapons. Most importantly, our plan saves lives while also protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. We look forward to earning broad, bipartisan support and passing our commonsense proposal into law.”

However, CNN is lamenting about things left out of the compromise: Expanded background checks, a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and raising the minimum age for buying such a firearm.

The National Rifle Association released a statement following the Senate group’s announcement.

“The NRA is committed to real solutions to help stop violence in our communities,” the gun rights group said. “We encourage our elected officials to provide more resources to secure our schools, fix to our severely broken mental health system and support law enforcement.

“As is our policy,” the statement continued, “the NRA does not take positions on ‘frameworks.’  We will make our position known when the full text of the bill is available for review.

“The NRA will continue to oppose any effort to insert gun control policies, initiatives that override constitutional due process protections and efforts to deprive law-abiding citizens of their fundamental right to protect themselves and their loved ones into this or any other legislation,” the statement concluded.​


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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incorrigible

With more and more threats and attempts to kill public officials, including judges, we are rapidly sinking to the level of a banana republic!

Chuck

The Red Flag Law agreement is going to run afoul of a recent SCOTUS decision, Cagliari v. Strom. That decision, and ultra rare 9-O ruling viewed the lack of Due Process as Unconstitutional. When even the liberal members of the court agree with the conservative majority, you know it’s a bad law.

Russn8r

Caniglia v. Strom is interesting. Thanks.
https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/20-157

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TGP389

I haven’t seen any comment on the fact that, although he lived in the gungrabbing utopia of Calipornia, he managed to buy a Glock 17.

With this in mind, all of the restrictive gun laws in Calipornia should be null and void.

Deg4u

I wish the NRA reference and posting would be prohibited. They are none essential.

john

Still the same old story enjoy

Archie Bunker Gun Control

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwwD0MwQo5w

Coelacanth

Liberalism is a mental disorder, first off. Soros backed prosecutors across the country refuse to enforce gun laws and state corrections departments across the country are releasing tens of thousands of inmates, many with years remaining on their sentences. It’s a recipe for disaster and the democrats are the architects. Why? They want that pesky Constitution out of the way, so they render it toothless. Every crisis becomes an opportunity to do things not possible previously. “Death of a thousand cuts”, the Chinese called it. Many droplets make up a sea.

uncle dudley

We have an attorney general who wanted to be a supreme court justice, however the senate at that time was controlled by the republicans and they wouldn’t bring his name up for a vote.
We see now how bad he is in the attorney generals job by not enforcing federal laws on the border or the protestors marching in front of the justices house which is illegal, yet no arrests.
He also is allowing Jan.6 protestors to remain in jail without bail.
The country is being ran by communists.

Ope

You can bet if a White man had threatened that newly selected african women we would still be hearing about it 24/7. The Uvalde,TX. massacre would had been second fiddle in the socialists news media.

hoss

These Commie Rat Bastards won’t be happy until they have absolute power over everything, and everybody, an we all know that “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

musicman44mag

However, CNN is lamenting about things left out of the compromise: Expanded background checks, a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and raising the minimum age for buying such a firearm. That is a confusing statement and shows just how confused the promoters and supporters of this bill are. Either you are going to ban a so called assault weapon which in uncle joes book is anything that is semiauto and takes a magazine or you are going to raise the minimum age to purchase one. So which is it, are we allowed to have them and they are going to raise the… Read more »

GomeznSA

m44 – that is how they roll – confuse the issue and make the ‘solution’ so ambiguous that they can twist it any way they want so they can use it to do what ever they want. That is how they can ignore that pesky ‘shall not be infringed’ part AND find that the 2A ‘only’ refers to muskets and somewhere else they can ‘grant’ abortion ‘rights’. Remember Lincoln’s comment about fooling people – I added a corollary to it long time ago – you CAN fool all of the people all of the time – IF you confuse the… Read more »

musicman44mag

You are so right. Well, it seems as if the greatest majority on this site have it together and understand what is going on like we do. There are the nay sayers and leftist trolls but all in all I would say that we are pretty smart when it comes to seeing that we are being bamboozled and deceived and not going for it or taking the bait. Too bad we have RINO’s that do and they know they are doing it but don’t care. I swear I think they are collecting bloomturd and soros bucks in the back door.… Read more »

Oldvet

mm…I think romney is ready to kick back and move to his safe place . I think you are right about the soros bucks . mcconnel says he is a yes vote on the gun package . rep bowman threatens civil war if the republicans take the house . Things are peachy in river city . They too need to be careful what they wish for .

Oldvet

mm…OH and Marjorie Taylor Green says the looming Tampon shortage is another democrat attack on women !
The Stock Market Crashes ain’t we having fun yet .

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JDT

Is Bill Maher finally starting to wake up and see the left for what they really are?
Why is the right so against abortion? IMO that would just be less dirty-rats born into this world.

hoss

I don’t know about other peoples reasons for being against killing unborn babies, but for myself along with knowing it’s wrong to “MURDER” another human being, the scripture says not to cause your children to pass through the fire of Molech.
Seeing the discarded babies are treated as medical waste, it is incinerated.
Satan, and man pervert all things.
IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

Oldvet

hoss …I have to wonder if they don’t have a booming market for body and organ parts .

JayWPB

“Cannot abide a pro-life ruling”? The Supremes are not saying that. They’re apparently about to say that there’s nothing in the US Constitution that says that the Federal Government can or should have any say in the matter, and that it’s up to the individual states to deal with it. This is a step in the right direction. SCOTUS needs to do more of this. SCOTUS needs to consider the whole issue of natural rights and how the government is forcing the states to do it’s bidding. The powers of the US Government are clearly defined in the Constitution. The… Read more »

hoss

The problem is the Commie Rat Bastards of this administration treat the constitution as a suggestion instead of the document it is.
IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

Arny

“We encourage our elected officials to provide more resources to secure our schools, fix to our severely broken mental health system and support law enforcement.
Any idea where these resources come from ? I should pay more to protect your children from crazies ? I don’t think so. GFY

Montana454Casull

The paid for Democrat fake news propaganda machine has zero credibility . All the mentioned media outlets are garbage fake news outlets and I never listen to any of thier lies . We the people have the power of the remote to change the channel and let thier crap fall on deaf ears. Only idiots entertain the garbage these fake news outlets put out . So the fact that they are silent about the attempt on Mr. Kananough’s life just proves they are not credible news outlets .

swmft

after midterms shumer should be jailed just like jan 6 people and tried good for the goose is good for the gander

musicman44mag

Amen, but you don’t jail the left for that because their terminology and redefinition always changes what Mariem Webster means keeping them safe by having a legal legitimate excuse. Ergo, Lori Lightfoot and Auntie Maxine for examples.

john

Today the media is owned and operated by the elite names that you never hear about or read about once and a while a name pops up here or there. The internet is controlled by just a few companies there web browsers used daily. Those who wield the real power those names also remain mostly unknown. When the political elite want a news story crushed it happens very quickly goggle will remove information that does not correspond with the political ideologies it supports. Example Hunter Biden the video that shows Hunter naked with a hooker and a illegal gun is… Read more »

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swmft

if the enforcers would ignore the illegal laws, and focus on crime the demoncrats would have zero power
, and many of them would be in jail

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john

They avoid jail by protecting one another no matter how bad the crime. The only crime their party refuses to cover up that is sexual assault of a women by a party member.

They will vote to remove that democratic from his elected office only to install someone more effective while the event slowly bleaches out of the news cycle. Then no charges filed free to go.

musicman44mag

Ya, like where is Alec Baldwin and what are they doing to him to show accountability for his idiot actions as the shooter or the director?. They are waiting for us to forget and then he will be absolved of the murder and like the demonrats always do it will be in the cover of darkness late at night on Friday.

john

Baldwin grew up in massapequa ny he always had it easy so did his brothers. We can never forget and we must remind others always, We speak for the dead who can not speak any longer. The civil suit I image will be huge maybe settled out of court it will leak out.

musicman44mag

Lol, I don’t care about money, I want jail time just like for hitlary, schumer, hunter and others of the demonratt clan.

3l120

I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but here goes. I reside in a small town in Utah. The local paper had a decidedly right wing slant. Then it was bought out by Gannett and became a mouthpiece for USA Today. Recently the powers to be decided to cancel the letters to the editor because too many were conservative in nature. The conspiracy part is that as I travel around the country, it seems that many small town papers have been bought up and become part of the USA Today network. Rural Americans tend to be Republican and conservative,… Read more »

musicman44mag

You are right. In addition, I like to analyze and do math. Look at the number of companies and people that control every aspect of our lives. How can the demonratts be poor when they own and control so much? Now they want to continue and expand the balance of power by forcing us to go green and invest into electric cars, wind and solar, all products that they have invested in and make sure to maintain control by keeping the makers in other countries so they can bury the money just like the gas we are now going to… Read more »

john

A long hot summer is on the way power outages will remind people the infrastructure is not ready to make such a change. I would love a electric car that cost little to operate while being able to go one thousand miles on a single charge. 0 to 60 in under 3 sec all wheel drive build that and I am in.
Till then the country is not ready the big cities how would folks charge up parking at night on the street,

musicman44mag

1,000 miles? That is part of the reason no one wants them they don’t go 1,000 miles to my knowledge. The best I could find was the Mercedes Benz EQS at 450 miles. It’s only 102,310.00 before incentives. I can see how a familys that have an income of 25,000 dollars a year will be able to afford them. The government will help out everyone and they will all qualify for an electric car and It will be the same scam as it was with the housing market in 2008. Just like houses, owning an electric car is the lefts… Read more »

musicman44mag

Oh I forgot my fix to the running out of electric power problem. You make a cord that you can attach from the input power of the car to a generator, cut some vent holes in the side of the trunk to force air in and cut a hole in the top of the trunk for your exhaust tube and in the back of the lid to exhaust heat from the gen motor. My 2,000 watt honda will run for 6 hours with full load on 3/4 gallon. I could hook up an inverter to it and run 60 amp… Read more »

john
musicman44mag

Nice, I had heard it before but not by Doc Watson though I have heard of him when I first got into bluegrass. Nice song, thanks.

Oldvet

John …I read a very interesting article on a 4000 mile trip in an electric car . {2000 round trip) Seems most cars were only good for 250 miles . Cars worked better in the city because braking helped recharge . Finding charging stations was a pain some only open during business hours so an attendant could unlock them . Not all charging stations were rapid charge . 80% charge was detrimental to car and caused even more rapid discharge . Last line in article was they spent more time charging than sleeping ,(afraid to leave the vehicle in bad… Read more »

john

Doc Watson – Tennessee Stud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq-1G6Wif8s

musicman44mag

Another good that I have actually played a few times camping in the mountains with fiddle competition players.

3l120

I should have also mentioned radio stations. NPR has standard in flyover country. If you give up on print media, they are waiting for you on the airwaves!

john

The media will be replaced by social media it already has the smartphone is the six gun of the twenty first century. People shoot from the hip while the elite aim at those ready to be influenced with information that soon becomes propaganda. Spread like a wildfire by those who no longer think for themselves. .

Coelacanth

You ain’t a excrementing!

Russn8r

Don’t forget, sissy Kavanagh voted for the coup d’etat, as did fellow Blue-Light Federalist Society “Justices” Amy & Brett, and, of course, Bush toady John Obamacare Roberts.

Russn8r

Word I get from an insider is FedSoc’s infested with LoLibertarians, who picked these morons for Trump, who, of course, never vets anyone.

Russn8r

If Workman hadn’t turned coat & voted to keep LaPierre in 1997, LaPew’s “Winning Team” grifters wouldn’t’ve been able to pocket $Billions of NRA member cash & we wouldn’t be looking at fed-funded red flag now.

ONE vote, Dave. You handed it to LaPew with ONE vote.

When will you man up, take responsibility for your betrayal & apologize to us all?

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Downvoters love LOSING gun rights.

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