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  • Florida Dem vows to introduce assault weapons ban in Congress next week

    02/22/2018 8:22:30 PM PST · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) on Wednesday said he intends to introduce legislation next week to ban assault weapons. Ryan Schachter, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School whose brother was killed in last week’s shooting there, asked Deutch during a CNN town hall event what he would do to ensure he will be safe at school. “We’re going to introduce legislation to make sure that assault weapons are illegal in every part of this country,” Deutch said, prompting applause from the audience. Deutch was referring to legislation from Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) that has dozens of Democratic cosponsors. He...
  • What would an AR-15 rifle say?

    02/22/2018 6:36:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 41 replies
    me | 2/22/2018 | me
    Well,we have heard from the politicians,the kids,the news media,but what would an AR-15 rifle say?
  • 'Listen to America's young people': Danish PM to Trump [re: Parkview FL protests]

    02/22/2018 7:51:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies ^ | 22 February 2018 10:27 CET+01:00
    Danish prime minister Lars Lřkke Rasmussen in a Twitter post on Wednesday encouraged US president Donald Trump to listen to calls for action over gun crime in the United States. The message from the Danish PM came as the US president listened to pleas for gun reform on Wednesday in a White House meeting with about 40 students, teachers and family members of victims, including from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed on February 14th. “Do not intend to interfere, but allow me to give a Danish perspective: please, respond to the...
  • Chinese paper says U.S. should learn from China, restrict guns, protect rights

    02/22/2018 6:02:17 PM PST · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 22, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The United States should learn from China and “genuinely” protect human rights by restricting gun ownership, an editorial in a widely read state-run Chinese newspaper said on Friday. The editorial in the Global Times newspaper was published after a massacre at a high school in Florida last week, in which 17 students and staff were killed, reignited a long-running debate about gun control in the United States.
  • Durbin: Congress Must Stand Up to Gun Sales Lobby & Act to Prevent the Next Mass Shooting

    02/22/2018 5:06:01 PM PST · by mdittmar · 39 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 2.21.18 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    CHICAGO – In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined local gun safety advocates to call on Congress to act on common sense gun reforms and stop turning a blind eye to the deadly toll of gun violence in our schools and neighborhoods. The only vote the U.S. Senate has held this Congress on guns has been to overturn a regulation to keep guns out of the hands of individuals with mental illness.  “There is no single reform that could stop every shooting, but we...
  • Trump raises concerns about impact of violent movies (tr)

    02/22/2018 3:47:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2018 | John Bowden
    President Trump on Thursday warned about the influence of violence in movies while discussing school safety and mass shootings, suggesting it could be a contributing factor to recent mass shootings. Trump made the comments during a meeting at the White House on school safety attended by lawmakers and top administration officials, where the president addressed a number of issues in addition to gun violence. "We have to look at the internet, because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds, and their minds are being formed, and we have to do something about maybe what...
  • Douglas school cop who ‘never went in’ during shooting has resigned

    02/22/2018 3:48:13 PM PST · by MilesVeritatis · 220 replies
    One week after a mass shooter Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Broward's top cop on Thursday revealed a stunning series of failures by the sheriff’s department. A school campus cop heard the gunfire, rushed to the building but never went inside – instead waiting outside for another four agonizing minutes as Cruz continued the slaughter.
  • If Nikolas Cruz Was Bullied, Who Bullied Him?

    02/22/2018 2:39:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Rush ^ | February 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No, I wanted to make a point. The media early on was portraying Nikolas Cruz as a victim of bullying. He was portrayed as being bullied — that he was mocked, that he was laughed at — and then the media dropped that. That characterization of the shooter being bullied and mocked, laughed at, humiliated? That didn’t last in the Drive-By Media very long, because the media realized, “That’s not gonna help us here, ’cause somebody had to be doing the bullying. Somebody had to be doing the laughing. Somebody had to be making fun of the guy.” I...
  • 8 killed, 30 wounded in Presidents Day weekend shootings across Chicago [Gun Free Democrat City]

    02/21/2018 4:30:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    ABC CHICAGO ^ | 2/20/18
    Eight people were killed and at least 30 others have been wounded in Presidents Day weekend shootings across Chicago. The most recent fatal shooting...
  • First National Bank of Omaha bails on NRA-branded Visa card after customer outcry

    02/22/2018 2:12:06 PM PST · by Skywise · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/22/2018 | Thomas Franck
    The First National Bank of Omaha said Thursday it will not renew a contract with the National Rifle Association to issue its NRA-branded Visa credit card. "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA," a spokesperson for the bank told CNBC. "As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card." The website advertising the card disappeared on Wednesday, less than one day after ThinkProgress reported the bank's support of the pro-gun lobby. The bank was one of many companies used by...
  • Best exchange at CNN’s townhall was Dana Loesch firing at Florida sheriff with both barrels

    02/22/2018 2:04:55 PM PST · by Cheerio · 11 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 22, 2018 | Frieda Powers
    FULL TITLE:Nowhere to run: Best exchange at CNN’s townhall was Dana Loesch firing at Florida sheriff with both barrels With all the glaring red flags in the life of the shooting suspect in last week’s deadly Florida high school massacre, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch confronted law enforcement with an obvious question. During a CNN Town Hall meeting in Florida on Wednesday, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel addressed the question that his office may have failed to properly evaluate and act on the case of the 19-year-old suspect with a history of behavior issues, who opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
  • While Others Fight Over Guns, Ted Cruz Battles Ethanol

    02/22/2018 1:52:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz was in Philadelphia yesterday, but he wasn’t there for the cheesesteaks. He was holding a rally at Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the owners of a major northeastern refinery which the EPA managed to bankrupt this winter. Arguing on behalf of those who are being put out of work because of EPA mandates, particularly the Renewable Fuel Standard, Cruz made the case for less government licensing and more flexibility in U.S. energy development, leaving some to wonder if this was actually a campaign stop for an upcoming election bid. (Dallas News) Texas Sen. Ted Cruz led a...
  • School Shooting Death Wish

    02/22/2018 1:19:32 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 22 Feb 2018 | Rod Dreher
    Because I don’t have cable television, I didn’t watch the CNN “town hall” on gun violence last night. Following the social media commentary, I am glad I didn’t see it. From the descriptions, it seemed all heat, no light. Several thoughtful conservatives I follow on Twitter said the whole thing played like a dream advertisement for the NRA, in that it played right into the fear among gun owners that the Left despises them and is eager to take away their guns. Cards on the table: I am in favor of a significantly greater degree of gun regulation than many...
  • School shooter threatened others with a gun, first host family told police

    02/22/2018 12:31:40 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/22/2018 | Jose Pagliery
    Just months before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 at his former high school in South Florida, the host family who had taken him in immediately after his mother's death warned local law enforcement that the 19-year-old had "used a gun against people before" and "has put the gun to others' heads in the past," according to records obtained by CNN. It's the latest indication of how law enforcement encountered warning signs about Cruz's violent behavior before he attacked students and teachers..... In November, Cruz's mother died after being diagnosed with pneumonia. Lynda Cruz was a widow raising her two adopted teenage...
  • Trump wants teachers to get paid more if they carry a gun

    02/22/2018 12:33:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2018 | 2:26pm | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump on Thursday repeated his call to arm teachers to prevent mass school shootings — saying that as many as 40 percent of a school’s educators could pack heat and get bonuses for their efforts to keep kids safe. “I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns … [and] a concealed [carry] permit” for teachers to carry guns on school property, the president said during a White House sitdown with members of his cabinet, lawmakers and Mayor Christine Hunschofsky of Parkland, Florida. Fourteen students and three staffers were gunned down at a high school there by...
  • Science Explains Why Gun Activists Can Easily Exploit Teen’s Emotional Trauma

    02/22/2018 12:23:00 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 19 replies
    The fallout from the Parkland school shooting is demonstrating how left-wing activists are willing to exploit vulnerable teens in pursuit of a political agenda. It’s a despicable act. We should be protecting grieving teens from this sort of manipulation, not using them as pawns. But expect to see more, and younger children, too. Part of our culture is willing to make children secondary to adults’ lives, quickly pushing them out of the way to pursue careers or more money; willing to rack up a national debt that is an abomination they will have to pay for — merely to help...
  • More Colorado school staff registering for gun training

    02/22/2018 1:34:58 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    KRDO News ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Scott Harrison
    Laura Carno, executive director of FASTER Colorado, who helped organize the first statewide training class last summer in Weld County, for school personnel... 48 people have registered for two three-day classes scheduled to be held in Adams County in June. There were 17 people at the debut class last year. "Dozens of school districts in Colorado already have authorized school staff to carry concealed (weapons), she said. "All we're talking about is having more armed good guys and gals on campuses to deal with (shooting) situations." FASTER, (or Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response), .. provide weapons and medical training....
  • NYS Sheriffs' Association calls for an armed cop in every school

    02/22/2018 1:12:01 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    In the wake of a Florida school shooting that took the lives of 17 people, the New York State Sheriffs’ Association is calling for armed officers in every school in New York. With more 6,700 public and private schools in the state, the Sheriffs’ Association estimates that the cost would roughly be equal to adding a teacher to each of those schools. The association is calling on the State Legislature to incorporate the cost into the 2018 state budget. “This will be an expensive undertaking, but we owe it to our children, and their parents, to provide a safe place...
  • School resource officer was elsewhere on [45 Acre] campus during shooting, Runcie says

    02/22/2018 1:17:52 PM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies ^ | 02-22-2018 | Susannah Bryan and Scott Travis Contact Reporter
    hen gunman Nikolas Cruz showed up ready to kill, the lone school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High was not in the building that housed freshman. Instead, School Resource Officer Scott Peterson was elsewhere on the 45-acre campus during the attack that left 17 dead and 16 wounded, Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said Friday. “Staff and everyone responded quickly,” Runcie said, based on a briefing by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. “The SRO was communicated with but was on another part of campus.” Peterson, a deputy with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland district, has been the SRO at Stoneman Douglas...

    02/22/2018 1:15:54 PM PST · by fwdude · 12 replies
    self | 02/22/18 | fwdude
    What's it with the false narratives of the left? They don't want to control inanimate objects. Power over people, especially conservatives, is what they crave. Discuss.