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  • CNN Cancels Interview With Conservative Parkland Student Over Retweet

    03/21/2018 7:24:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 3/21/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    It took five weeks for Kyle Kashuv, the conservative Parkland shooting survivor, to be granted an interview with CNN, despite several of his classmates getting plenty of airtime. Apparently, it has to do with one of his retweets. Kashuv's friend called to tell him the network had disinvited him. The tweet that got him booted was one composed by @ClayTravis, who called Brooke Baldwin a "fake news hypocrite." It seems Kashuv is taking the news in stride.
  • Florida school shooting survivors speak at Harvard [Camera Hogs applauded]

    03/21/2018 5:08:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | 3/21/18
    ...The event Tuesday evening at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics featured six students from Marjory Stoneman... ... they’re expecting more than 1 million people to participate in marches on Saturday in Washington and in other parts of the country.... ... I will embrace as a lifelong fight because it has to be. When I’m speaking, I’m not speaking for myself, I’m speaking for those 17 individuals that died at my school,” said David Hogg....
  • Not Always Like This

    03/21/2018 12:04:44 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 21 March 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Parkland, Florida, massacre. Part of the responses to those murders are calls to raise the age to purchase a gun and to have more thorough background checks -- in a word, to make gun purchases more difficult. That's a vision that sees easy gun availability as the problem; thus, the solution is to reduce that availability. The vision that sees "easy" availability as the problem ignores the fact...
  • MSNBC Promo Promises Fawning Coverage of Gun Control March

    03/20/2018 8:26:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 3/19/2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Displaying the liberal cable channel’s eager anticipation for Saturday’s gun control protest in Washington D.C., the March for Our Lives, on Monday, MSNBC aired a gushing ad celebrating the movement to restrict gun rights. In promo that could just as easily have been created by the Democratic National Committee, a headline appeared on screen declaring: “There’s a movement afoot.” A soundbite followed of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and gun control activist David Hogg proclaiming: “I don’t want something like this ever to happen again. I want us to take action.” More headlines scrolled across and touted how the...
  • Kroger Subsidiary Fred Meyer Ending Firearm, Ammunition Sales

    03/19/2018 7:44:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 3/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Kroger subsidiary Fred Meyer announced they will no longer sell firearms and ammunition. The superstore has been selling guns and ammo at roughly 45 stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. On March 1, Kroger reacted to the Parkland school shooting by announcing that Fred Meyer would no longer sell guns and ammo. Nine days later, on March 10, Kroger was sued by 20-year-old Airion Grace for refusing to sell him a box of shotgun shells.
  • Scientific American: 'Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?' Because They’re Uneducated Racists?

    03/18/2018 8:53:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 94 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Clay Waters
    Scientific American continues on its activist leftward path, diluting its scientific brand by transmitting biased anti-gun propaganda under the cover of academic sociology. The latest entry was posted Wednesday and has become a popular post: “Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns? -- Research suggests it's largely because they're anxious about their ability to protect their families, insecure about their place in the job market and beset by racial fears.” If that headline wasn’t a giveaway, writer Jeremy Adam Smith's bio left little hope for an objective take: “ or co-editor of four books, including The Compassionate Instinct and Are We...
  • Does the right to bear arms extend to public housing?

    03/17/2018 8:49:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Timothy Birdnow
    The Progressive left loves to assign "rights" to poor people who have no constitutional basis (the "right" to medical care, for instance) but is strangely reticent when it comes to your Second Amendment rights. Apparently, if you live in a housing project in East St. Louis, you had best surrender your guns at the door. From the Belleville News Democrat: The woman, who was identified in the lawsuit only as N. Doe, out of fear that her abusive ex-husband could find her if she was identified, has a valid Illinois FOID license and has been trained in firearm safety, according...
  • Going to the Gun Range With Family Got These Students Suspended From School

    03/17/2018 8:36:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Katie Pavlichq
    ere's an outrageous story to end the week. A pair of students in New Jersey were reportedly suspended, one for an entire school week, after officials saw they went to the gun range with family and posted a photo of the outing on social media. From A New Jersey school district that allegedly suspended two high school students this week over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a private shooting range is facing community backlash and the threat of a lawsuit over district policies. The photo of four rifles, ammunition clips and a gun duffel bag...
  • Police seize first firearms under Florida's new gun-control laws

    03/17/2018 7:05:16 AM PDT · by cyn · 74 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | March 16, 2018 8:30 PM E | Paula McMahon
    A Broward County judge on Friday issued the state’s first order temporarily removing guns from a person under Florida’s new gun-control laws. Four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition were ordered removed...under the state’s new “risk protection” law... The man was also taken to a hospital for involuntary psychiatric treatment under the state’s Baker Act. But the civil ruling removing his access to guns and ammunition was granted under the new legislation — which permits confiscating guns from people who have not been committed but are deemed a potential risk to themselves or others, according to the order signed by...
  • The downside of student protests against guns: moronic signs

    03/16/2018 9:39:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 3/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media and Democrat pols could barely contain their glee at student walkouts demanding gun control. They attach all kinds of virtue to innocents spouting the propaganda they feed them, and even coerce them into demonstrating for. Only one small problem: they have, in the immortal words of Professor Kingsfield in The Paper Chase, skulls full of mush. “They think there aren't any guns in the White House.” Their magical thinking leads them to believe that gun free zones are safe zones, apparently. On Facebook, David Baker spotted this gem, that reveals a poverty of knowledge:
  • Student Supporting Gun Rights Says School District 'Trampled On' His Rights During Walkout

    03/15/2018 9:09:34 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies ^ | 3/15/18 | Brett Hoffland
    A viral video taken at a Minnesota high school during National Walkout Day has garnered millions of views and shares. Students across the U.S. walked out of class Wednesday, demanding an end to gun violence in schools. But a student holding a sign supporting gun rights at New Prague High School said the principal told him to give up the sign or leave school property. "I came out here with a poster trying to make a difference," said Andy Dalsin, a senior. Dalsin said principal Lonnie Seifert told him to give up a sign that read "Guns don't kill people....
  • Baltimore teachers threaten to walk out if any of them are armed

    03/15/2018 1:00:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 3/15/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday we had students walking out of school all over the country to protest gun violence. Now, in Baltimore and some other cities, there may be a different type of walkout. Teachers are objecting to the idea of any of them being trained and armed, so much so that if there are any armed teachers in the school they will walk out as well. (CBS Baltimore)
  • Gun Control ‘Walkout’ Mob Assaults Student Carrying Trump Flag

    03/15/2018 12:37:31 PM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 3/15/2018 | Christian Datoc
    Minnesota students taking part in the national gun control walkouts on Wednesday allegedly assaulted another student carrying a Trump flag. According to CBS, the incident occurred outside of Southwest High School and Minneapolis Police are currently investigating the incident as an assault. Per CBS, two students taking part in the protest allegedly noticed the male victim holding the flag while standing across the street from the school. After the two approached the victim, six other protesters followed before stealing his flag, damaging his camera and “inflicting minor injuries.” So far, no arrests have been made in connection to the incident.
  • WATCH: Principal Allegedly Removes Student from Walkout Participants Because of Pro-Gun Sign

    03/15/2018 12:14:02 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 3/15/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Video has emerged of the principal at New Praque, Minnesota’s New Prague High School allegedly removing a student from a group of walkout participants because the student was holding a pro-gun sign. The student’s sign said, “Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People.” New Prague High School student Kenny McDonald put up a Facebook post alleging that the student was not only made to walk away from those participating in the walkout for gun control but was also threatened with being placed in a police car. The post contains a video which shows the student with a pro-gun sign being...
  • Vox: We'll Have to Confiscate Guns To Reach Those Low 'European Levels Of Violence'

    03/15/2018 10:30:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 3/15/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Regardless, the whole crux of their argument is that banning so-called assault weapons, expanded background checks, waiting period etc. will save lives. It won’t do that, and the anti-gun Left knows it. So, thanks to Vox for actually showing the end game of the Democratic agenda on firearms, which is that they really just want to ban guns. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have cited the Australian model on gun control. Clinton even went so far as to say the Supreme Court got the Second Amendment wrong in 2016. The level of violence in Europe, which is often cited by...
  • Walkout was meant to be peaceful. But these students tore down flag, jumped on cop car (tr)

    03/15/2018 7:48:35 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | March 14 | JARED GILMOUR
    Around the country, thousands upon thousands of students walked out of their classrooms on March 14 to peacefully protest inaction on gun laws in the aftermath of the deadly Florida school shooting last month. And then there was Antioch High School near Nashville, Tenn. Some of the students who walked out of class at the school Wednesday pulled down an American flag hanging from a flagpole, video shows. Some students jumped on a police car, Nashville police told News Channel 5. And more generally, there appeared to be chaos on school grounds, judging from videos posted on Facebook. Those videos...
  • Ross Olmos: NRA built on false notion that gun rights are absolute

    03/14/2018 1:56:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 121 replies ^ | 3/12/2018 | Ross Olmos
    As a first step, I would like to challenge Sen. Rubio to publically explain why any American civilian actually needs to own a military assault weapon. The 2nd Amendment of our Constitution consists of 26 words written in arcane language that has caused much confusion down through the years. Since the amendment was written at a time in our history where virtually every home contained a flintlock musket and gun ownership was an accepted, normal part of everyday life, it’s reasonable to believe that, rather than dealing with individual gun ownership, the 2nd Amendment was intended to protect the right...
  • No one would accept, in any other national discussion, the level of ignorance seen in the gun debate

    03/14/2018 1:43:35 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 3/9/2018 | Becket Adams
    There are two certainties following nearly every mass shooting event: Cable news television will have its programming schedule set for the next 72 hours, and a significant number of gun control advocates will reveal they lack even a basic understanding of the items they wish to regulate. The first certainty is to be expected. After all, if it bleeds it leads. The second certainty is more remarkable. It’s remarkable that so many proponents of stricter regulations appear to be generally ignorant of not just the minutiae of firearms, but also the basics. It’s also remarkable that this ignorance continues unabated,...
  • Elizabeth Warren Tries Really Hard To Cry On Cue For Gun Control Rally

    03/14/2018 9:28:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 3/14/2018 | Nick Givas
    Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts tried working herself up at Wednesday’s gun control rally outside the White House but couldn’t manage to find her stride despite being filmed by MSNBC. Warren was asked what was going through her mind, and she immediately blamed the National Rifle Association (NRA) for a lack of gun control reform. “The NRA has held Congress hostage for years now,” Warren said. “These young people have shown up to spring us free, to say you’re not here to do the work of the gun lobby. You’re here to do the work of the American people....
  • Viacom Channels -- MTV, BET, Nick, Comedy Central -- Backing Student Anti-Gun Protests

    03/14/2018 6:16:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 3/14/2018 | Tim Graham
    To offer a corporate tribute to a national school walkout for gun-control measures, Viacom -- which owns several major cable networks -- "will suspend regularly scheduled programming for 17 minutes" at 10 am on Wednesday. Liberal student activists will take over MTV's Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts. MTV, VH1, Logo, Comedy Central will have orange (the color of gun violence prevention) logos until the "March for Our Lives" on March 24. Their press release is headlined "Viacom to Support Courageous Youth Activists Who Have Had Enough of Gun Violence." Or one could suggest "Viacom to Stick It to the NRA."