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im Kardashian West's father
was O.J. Simpson attorney
Robert Kardashian. It's too bad
Kardashian West did not follow her
father into the law. Had she done so,
America might have been spared the
reality TV star's inane self-promotion.
We certainly would have been spared
a recent outburst that shows she is
wholly ignorant of U.S. gun law.
In what is best described as a
barely intelligible screed, Kardashian
West took to her website to share
her support for Michael Bloomberg's
Everytown for Gun Safety and its gun
control agenda. Kardashian West is
a member of its generously named
"Creative Council."
The following passage suggests her
ignorance is coupled with a support for
radical anti-gun positions.
"I'm not against guns and I'm not
against people owning guns. After
what happened to me in Paris, I know
how important it is to be safe and
to have armed security. All of my
security team is armed, but they also
support stricter gun control laws and
believe that we should restrict access
to firearms for people with mental
illness, anyone previously convicted of
a misdemeanor, those who have been
subject to a temporary restraining
order and those at a higher risk of committing gun violence."
Here, Kardashian West advocates
prohibiting firearm possession by
anyone convicted of a misdemeanor.
Under such a scheme, individuals with

convictions for the likes of shoplifting, trespassing and certain traffic
offenses could be permanently barred
from exercising a constitutional right.
Not only are most misdemeanors not
indicative that an individual is violent,
those charged with such crimes often
do not receive the full array of due process protections prior to conviction.
Kardashian West also calls to restrict
the rights of anyone who has ever been
subject to a temporary restraining order.
The procedure for obtaining a temporary restraining order does not afford
the respondent adequate due process
to permit the permanent removal of a
constitutional right, and judges routinely
rubber-stamp such orders.
As with many in the media and
gun control community, Kardashian
West's most ignorant statements
were reserved for those who suffer
from mental illness. In addition to her
comments above, Kardashian West
lamented recently enacted legislation that prohibits the Social Security
Administration from improperly
interpreting federal law to restrict
certain categories of beneficiaries from
possessing firearms for mental health
reasons. Exhibiting a further lack of
sensitivity for those with mental health
disabilities, Kardashian called this
important legislation "CRAZY."
Far from "CRAZY," this legislation
was supported by NRA, the American
Civil Liberties Union, the National
Alliance on Mental Illness and more than
a dozen other disability rights groups.

KIM KARDASHIAN WEST
POSTED A SCREED THAT
SHOWS HER DISRESPECT
FOR EVERYDAY AMERICANS
TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT
TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.

AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

AUGUST 2017

Michael Ray
Photo by Randy Shaffer

Kardashian West Spews Ignorance
on Behalf of Bloomberg's Everytown

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arner Bros. Records' recording artist Michael Ray is the
NRA Artist of the Month for
August. The Florida native hit the top of
the charts with his debut single, "Kiss You
In The Morning," and his latest single,
"Think A Little Less." His self-titled debut
album reached the top 10 on the Country
Albums chart, and he is poised to become
a star. The singer recently answered some
questions about his love of the outdoors.
 Q. If you had a week to spend in Mother
Nature, how would you pass that time?
A. On an airboat in the swamp somewhere in Florida.
Q. What is your personal favorite
firearm?
A. My granddad's .357.

Q. What was your favorite hunting or
outdoor memory of the past year?
A. My last turkey hunt was one for the
books. It was the biggest bird that I've
ever gotten-a 10-inch beard and 1.25inch spurs. It was a beauty.
Q. If you could go hunting with any one
other person (dead or alive, celebrity or
not), who would that be?
A. My Granddad, no question. I lost him
a couple of years back and definitely wish
I could share more moments with him.
Q. What can we expect from your new
album?
A. I think the biggest difference people
will hopefully hear is growth, my life is
totally different from when we went in to
cut the first record. I find myself gravitating toward different material that reflects
more of where I am now or brings up a
memory of something that I've [gone]
through since the first record came out.
NRA Country is a lifestyle and a bond
between the country music community
and hard-working Americans everywhere. It's
powered by pride, freedom, love of country,
respect for the military and the responsibilities of protecting the great American life.
For more information visit nracountry.com,
follow on Twitter @NRACountry, and
NRA_Country on Instagram and Pinterest.

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