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  • Former White House staff emails reveal thoughts amid one of the nation’s school tragedy

    05/23/2018 11:44:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 15 replies
    When tragedy struck a Newtown, Connecticut community five and a half years ago, an unimaginable nightmare unfolded while the country looked on in horror. During a roughly 10 minute period, the native Chicagoans exchanged seven messages two days following the massacre, in which Mayor Emanuel, who had previously served as President Barrack Obama’s chief of staff, advised Secretary Duncan on what position he should take on the Sandy Hook shootings. At 6:57PM EST on December 16, 2012, Duncan wrote to Emanuel in a message titled “CT shootings.” Duncan asked the Chicago mayor, “What are your thoughts?” Five minutes later, Emanuel...
  • In Texas, we are not blaming guns for the school shooting

    05/23/2018 8:44:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Student shootings are horrible events, especially for those who remember dropping off children at schools that look very much like the one near Houston. Nevertheless, it's good to see that we are not blaming guns or letting left-wing groups use high school students to carry their message. The Los Angeles Times noticed the difference between South Florida and Houston in this report: There was no outcry against firearms in Santa Fe after a gunman killed 10 and wounded 13 others Friday. Guns didn't come up at a prayerful vigil attended by 1,000 people that evening. On Saturday, there were no...
  • Gun Control Group Virtue Signals With Full-Page Letter To Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

    05/23/2018 7:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Beth Baumann
    A group of gun control advocating students took out a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle, which was paid for by Everytown for Gun Safety, The Hill reported. The ad was a personal letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) detailing why the students demand stricter gun control laws.
  • Dem gun-confiscator tacitly admits gun control wouldn't work

    05/22/2018 11:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | Selwyn Duke
    One of the more despicable Congress-critters is Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), a man with utter contempt for Truth. He was on Tucker Carlson Tonight last evening pushing for confiscation of AR-type rifles and spinning like a dervish with rocket boosters. But let's forget that while Swalwell wrote an op-ed calling for gun confiscation, it's not really confiscation, according to Swalwell. Let's forget that what he labels "assault weapons" are just semi-automatic rifles that happen to have a military-style appearance (much like putting a Porsche body on a Yugo chassis). Let's forget that he claimed that his AR-species confiscation plan would...
  • Leftist Professor Defaced Family Home of NRA’s Chris Cox

    05/22/2018 8:25:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | Marina Medvin
    I watched as stone-faced Patricia W. Hill, a “Research Assistant Professor” from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was found guilty on May 21, 2018, of a misdemeanor crime for defacing the private home of NRA’s Chris Cox. Cox is the charismatic Executive Director of the Institute for Legislative Action, the political and lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association. Patricia Hill - well, she is not a fan of the NRA. Cox’s security detail observed and recorded Hill as she approached his home and sprayed red substance on the front steps of the Cox family residence. The substance appeared to be...
  • Dem senator: I support 'real' Second Amendment, not 'imaginary' one

    05/22/2018 8:15:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) declared on Saturday that he backs the "real" Second Amendment, rather than an "imaginary" version of the provision that he says is touted by gun rights advocates. "I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment," Murphy tweeted. "And the real #2A isn’t absolute. It allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only - to kill as many people as fast as possible."
  • Meghan McCain Defends Second Amendment On ‘The View’

    05/21/2018 12:12:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Amber Athey
    “The View” cohost Meghan McCain defended the Second Amendment during a Monday panel discussion about the latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Joy Behar argued that school shootings are not about mental illness and said something needs to be done about guns, citing singer Kelly Clarkson’s comments about gun control at Sunday night’s Billboard awards. “We’ve had this conversation before and we’re always talking about gun control. We said before, OK — AR-15s, all semi-assault rifles, if they are banned, this won’t happen. That’s obviously not accurate in this case,” McCain chimed in. “He had a pipe bomb, a...
  • Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv defies a blue youth tide

    05/21/2018 9:34:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/21/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Not everyone from the Parkland school shooting is an activist for gun control. Kyle Kashuv, in fact, is adamant that the Second Amendment is not the problem; government failure is. He's defying a blue wave to get that word out. At an American Freedom Alliance conference on guns and school shooting yesterday in Los Angeles, Kashuv, the bright kid who defied the media "narrative" about gun control, came out in favor of the Second Amendment and has begun organizing for it, urging conservatives to fight the moves to grab guns and sway young voters in thrall to leftist blather as...
  • Esquire Editor Wants to Ban All Guns

    05/21/2018 9:21:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/20/2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Liberals always seem to be declaring they only want bans or restrictions on certain types of guns. Added to that is their declaration of support for the Second Amendment. However, once in a while, one of those liberals lets their mask drop and makes their true intention known. Such a person is the editor-at-large Dave Holmes of Esquire magazine who flat out declared in the wake of the school shootings in Texas on Friday that he wants to ban all guns. Here is Holmes saying what most other liberals are careful to keep under wraps in Okay, Now I Actually...
  • Guns On The Playbill? Every Major Studio Has Them This Season

    05/20/2018 6:21:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 20, 2018 | Michael Ciepli
    Down at the beach, every other trash can is wrapped in what suddenly seems an unnerving image, given the recent school shootings, including last week’s in Texas. There’s baby-faced Alden Ehrenreich, as Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story from Lucsfilm and Disney, aiming squarely at the viewer with an outsized handgun (and it is exactly that, whatever fantasy blast it is presumed to emit in the latest installment of the sci-fi epic). Just below, a smiling Emilia Clark, as Qi’ra, clutches a double-barreled pistol. They are flanked by Joonas Suotamo, Chewbacca, who totes the space equivalent of an...
  • Lies The Anti-Gun Left Tell & That MUST Be Confronted Now!

    05/20/2018 7:55:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/20/2018 | Kevin McCullough
    The sociological, theological, cultural and political left lie often. This is not new. That they lie regarding the issue of guns is taken for granted. That they do so in the aftermath of children dying—usually as a result of their horrid policies—they do so with such predictability you could set one’s watch to it. The shooting in Texas this week was no exception. Within minutes of the first reports breaking the wires, the twitter-verse had exploded worldwide with the demands that “something be done.” (And you realize that they say this as though they are the only ones who think...
  • USA Today: Guns Used In Texas Shooting Were ‘Less Lethal’ Than Other Shootings

    05/19/2018 11:14:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | Scott Morefield
    USA Today reported that “less-lethal weapons” were used during the school shooting Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, which claimed 10 lives and injured 10 others. “Two details set it apart from the list of other recent deadly attacks: explosives and weapons used,” the article said. “The guns may have slowed down the gunman’s deadly rampage because they have a slower firing rate than firearms used in other recent mass shootings, such as the AR-15 … High-powered rifles such as the AR-15 can be fired more than twice as fast as most handguns. The standard magazine for an AR-15 holds 30...
  • ‘Your Prayers Don’t Work’; Hollywood Uses Shooting to Push Gun Control

    05/19/2018 8:56:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    newsbusteres.org ^ | 5/18/2018 | Corinne Weaver
    Sympathy and charity are the natural reactions to a tragedy. Using the deaths of innocent people as an immediate platform for political gain is inhuman. So, naturally, that’s the route Hollywood elitists chose to take just hours after the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and several injured. Actors and actresses attacked everything they could get their hands on with blind, misdirected rage and virtuous grandstanding. It was like a wake of ghoulish vultures, screeching “YOUR PRAYERS DON’T WORK.” As politicians and others offered their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, eager entertainers pounced...
  • Democrats Call For Congressional Action After Santa Fe School Shooting

    05/19/2018 8:44:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | Alex Nitzberg
    Following Friday’s fatal school shooting in Texas numerous Democrat legislators called for Congress to take action. Rep. Donald McEachin (VA), a self described “Progressive Democrat,” strongly condemned Republicans, tweeting that “Children’s blood is on their hands”: “When will this Republican controlled government allow us to act to protect our kids? Children's blood is on their hands.” Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy published a tweet that said: “Let’s call it like it is: the horrifying inaction of Congress, slaughter after slaughter, has become a green light to would-be shooters, who pervert silence into endorsement.” Some legislators mentioned the National Rifle Association (NRA)....
  • CNN Re-Ups False 22 School Shootings Stat

    05/18/2018 11:20:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Amber Athey
    It didn’t take CNN long to start spreading fake news after Friday’s school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and political correspondent Sara Murray both tweeted that today’s deadly shooting brings the total number of U.S. school shootings this year to 22. The list of school shootings used by CNN and other news outlets, however, wildly exaggerates the number by lumping in accidental firearm discharges, domestic disputes, and events that don’t involve students with the active shooter situations that most people don’t lump into the specific category of school shootings. (RELATED:...
  • Texas high school shooting leaves at least 8 dead, suspect in custody: report

    05/18/2018 8:44:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 155 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Kathleen Joyce, Jennifer Earl
    At least eight people have been killed in a Texas high school shooting Friday, FOX 26 reported. The suspected shooter was taken into custody and the active shooter situation was said to be over. Police officers responded to Santa Fe High School around 8 a.m. CDT after reports that a shooter opened fire inside. The gunman appears to be a student, KTRK reports, citing a law enforcement official. Further details of the incident were not immediately available.
  • America's gun culture in 10 charts

    05/18/2018 8:37:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 3/21/2018 | unk
    Students across the United States will join a national march to call for tighter gun control and to highlight the issue of school safety. The March for Our Lives was organised by pupils at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where a former student is accused of killing 17 people last month. The shooting, one of the worst in US history, renewed debate about gun laws and the rights of gun owners.
  • Boulder City Council Unanimously Votes To Ban Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines

    05/17/2018 12:41:48 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/17/2018 | Dominique Mosbergen
    Despite angry protests and the threat of a looming lawsuit, the city of Boulder, Colorado, took a bold stand for gun control this week. Its city council unanimously passed an ordinance on Tuesday to ban the sale and possession of assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines — becoming one of a handful of cities nationwide that has taken action to change its gun laws in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting massacre.
  • Boulder Residents File Lawsuit Against City Over ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    05/17/2018 12:37:14 PM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/17/2018 | Kerry Picket
    A group of Boulder residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the City Council’s Wednesday move to ban the possession of commonly owned semi-automatic firearms. The residents, represented by the Mountain States Legal Foundation, face steep financial penalties and jail time for the possession of firearms that are presently legal throughout the state of Colorado and the United States. They filed the lawsuit in federal district court in Denver, Colorado. A similar ordinance recently passed in Deerfield Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Jon Caldara of the Boulder Rifle Club, locally-owned Bison Tactical and Tyler Faye, a member of the University of...
  • Father Attacked at McDonald’s While Holding Infant Daughter, Shoots One of Four Suspects

    05/17/2018 11:41:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/17/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    A father who was attacked in Memphis, Tennessee, McDonald’s while holding his infant daughter was able to get his gun and open fire, wounding one of the four attackers. WREG quotes police saying “four suspects attempted to rob the victim at the McDonald’s in the 1400 block of South Trezevant near Lamar and Airways.” A witness described a scene in which the suspects tried to catch the father while he was too busy to fight back. Witness David Chase said, “They jumped out of the car and they started fighting him and trying to take his wallet and stuff.” He...