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  • Connecticut Teen Promoting Gun Control School Walkout Encourages All-Day March, (T)

    04/20/2018 8:54:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 4/20/2018 | Penny Starr
    The teenagers who survived a school shooting in February at a Florida high school that killed 17 people have been the focus of national media attention, including some making the list of Time magazine’s annual World’s 100 Most Influential People. And the Parkland, Florida teens are promoting the second National School Walkout taking place across the country on Friday. But the anti-gun, anti-Trump walkout is the brainchild of Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore in Connecticut. “It is not conservative or liberal,” Murdock, 16, said in an interview with National Public Radio (NPR). “It is just about making sure our...
  • Pro-Gun Parkland Student Dings Obama Essay: 'Seems Asinine and un-American'

    04/20/2018 6:07:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 4/19/2018 | Debra Heine
    Kyle Kashuv, a pro-Second Amendment student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, roasted former President Obama on Twitter Thursday for writing an essay praising only the school's pro-gun control student activists for Time magazine. Seventeen people were killed and seventeen more were wounded at the Parkland, Florida, school on February 14, making it one of the deadliest school massacres ever. On Thursday, Time released its list of the 100 most influential people. It included some Parkland survivors -- but only pro-gun control survivors: Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Alex Wind.
  • Pro-Gun Rights Speaker Not Allowed At Parkland High School

    04/13/2018 11:04:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 4/12/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Broward County Public Schools will not allow conservative campus activist Charlie Kirk to speak on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s campus about gun rights. Broward School District spokeswoman Cathleen Brennan said Thursday that she has “met with the student organizers and advised them that non-school sponsored, student-initiated guest speaker assemblies/meetings are not permitted to take place on campus,” the Associated Press reports. Kirk, founder and executive director of the conservative student group Turning Point USA, was invited to speak by Parkland student Kyle Kashuv, who supports the Second Amendment. A groundswell of support on Twitter pushed Kirk to accept the...
  • NY Rep Explains Why He Won't Be Attending This Weekend's Local Gun Forum With Students

    04/05/2018 7:45:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 4/5/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) will not be attending this Saturday's gun forum organized by local students in Western New York. The "Town Hall for Our Lives,” rally is to be held at Buffalo's St. Paul’s Cathedral this Saturday. "The idea is to generate a respectful discussion on the merits of gun control and potential solutions to the mass shootings that have devastated communities and schools throughout the country," according to local reports. Collins isn't so sure. "This rally is going to be an anti-gun rally," Collins explained in an interview with WBEN Radio 930AM Thursday morning. What we really need...
  • Anti-gun activists miss the target

    04/05/2018 7:36:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 4/5/2018 | Lt. Col. James Zumwalt
    Police reports do not provide information on whether an armed criminal was an NRA member. But one pro-gun proponent’s effort to calculate a prorated number used the 2010 homicide rate of 4.8 per 100,000 and that year’s 4.3 million NRA membership to compute an infinitesimal average of 0.0000048 murders per member. The bottom line is NRA members are probably among the most law-abiding citizens, yet this is whom anti-gun activists target. As a pro-gun critic claims, “there has not been a reported mass shooting ever by an NRA member. If there had been, the liberal media would have jumped all...
  • Parkland Teenager Kyle Kashuv Corrects Piers Morgan’s Anti-Gun Claims

    04/04/2018 8:19:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 4/4/2018 | Randy Hall
    According to an article by reporter Samantha Chang for Bizpac Review, Piers Morgan and Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv dug into “an epic Twitter battle which underscored how little Morgan knows about the U.S. Constitution.” The clash began when Morgan slammed London Mayor Sadiq Khan regarding his reaction to a rash of stabbings in the city that has propelled its murder rate to a 13-year high. “Very disturbing,” the television personality posted. “This is happening on YOUR watch, Mr Mayor -- what are you going to do about it?” Kashuv joined the discussion by tweeting: But Piers, gun control totally worked...
  • After YouTube HQ Shooting, Witness Says, 'I Didn't Have a Gun on Me, But I Wish I Did'

    04/04/2018 7:48:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 4/3/2018 | SAM DORMAN
    A man who witnessed the shooting at YouTube on Tuesday said he wished he had a gun when the shooting occurred. “I didn't have a gun on me, but I wish I did,” he said. He was ordering food across from the company's headquarters when the shooting started. When asked how many shots he heard, he said about 10 and then others. “It didn't stop. It was no mercy. Whoever shot that time, oh, man. It was massive,” he said. “I knew I had to be smart. You've got to be fast. You've got to think fast,” he added. The...
  • 1 state and 1 school bucking gun-control mania

    04/01/2018 8:14:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 3/30/2018 | Brent Smith
    Despite what they say, it’s understood what the left really desires. They do in fact want to confiscate our guns. Oh, but it just got a lot worse. This past Tuesday, progressive leftist former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens let the cat out of the bag by proclaiming that he wishes to repeal the Second Amendment. Watching the mainstream media, you would think everyone is on board with this lunacy. But not so. At least one state is fighting back the right way, and at least one university has done the unthinkable. The same day former Justice Stevens was...
  • Gun hysteria in schools: Spot the anti-social behavior

    03/30/2018 10:33:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 3/30/2018 | Justinian
    Magical thinking appears to have taken over the minds of school officials. The latest incident of a 13-year-old little boy in North Carolina suspended for drawing stick figures holding guns and knives confirms the tenuous grasp on reality of frightened teachers and administrators. WRAL-TV reports: A middle school student in Sampson County was suspended over a doodle that showed stick figures holding guns and knives. The incident happened several weeks ago at Roseboro Salemburg Middle School and the father of the 13-year-old boy said he can’t believe his son received a two-day suspension for what he calls a harmless picture....
  • Matthew McConaughey Warns Texans of Gun ‘Epidemic’

    03/30/2018 8:32:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 3/29/2018 | Gabriel Hays
    According to Matthew McConaughey, assault weapons are not “alright, alright, alright.” But banning them is. The 48-year-old actor spoke at the Austin, Texas March for Our Lives, stating that he was there because he’s an American citizen, a proud Texan, a March for Our Lives believer, and, most importantly, because “I’m a father and I’m a husband.” Though he claimed that he wasn’t advocating for gun control, he asked that Second-Amendment supporters “take one for the team.” McConaughey, a famous face at the gun-control rally, announced that he didn’t attend for the sake of subverting the Second Amendment, but that...
  • ‘Gun Control Saves Lives!’ Gavin Newsom Touts Gun Control During March for Life Rally

    03/26/2018 10:05:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 3/25/2018 | Adelle Nazarian
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the leading Democrat in the California gubernatorial race, touted gun control as he addressed hundreds of protesters in Santa Ana on Saturday. The protesters had gathered to participate in nationwide “#MarchForLife” protests calling for stricter gun control laws following the tragic school shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school that left 17 dead last month. “We changed the trajectory of the debate, not just in this state but all across the rest of the country,” Newsom said of Proposition 63, a gun control initiative that requires background checks for ammunition and was approved in 2016. “Gun...
  • Here Are A Few Of The Most Obnoxious Signs At The March For Our Lives Rally

    03/25/2018 11:13:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 3/24/2018 | Chris White
    Demonstrators flooded the streets of Washington, D.C., Saturday following a recent spate of school shootings with signs opposing everything from the Second Amendment to the National Rifle Association to the millions of Americans who own guns. Activists carried poster boards at March For Our Lives rallies across the country suggesting lawmakers ban guns like they “ban boobs.” Activists were also distraught that guns supposedly have more rights than their uteruses. The rallies come after a Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people.
  • Mass hysteria and the anti-gun marches

    03/25/2018 11:06:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 3/25/2018 | Michael Filozof
    The rallies were mass events, attended by hundreds of thousands. Children – the Hitler Youth – were prominently featured, along with stagecraft and pageantry. The purpose of the rallies was to whip the masses into an emotional fervor while Hitler denounced the Jews. It worked. And something similar is happening in the recent spate of children's anti-gun marches, typified by the "March for Our Lives" just concluded in Washington, D.C. The probability of getting struck by lightning is about the same as getting murdered by someone wielding a rifle. But you wouldn't know that by listening to the demagogic (and...
  • Jimmy Fallon and Lady Gaga Join MTV, NAACP to Send Busloads of Protesters to Gun Control March

    03/24/2018 11:28:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 3/24/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon teamed up with MTV and the NAACP to send busloads of protesters to take part in Saturday’s student march for gun control. MTV announced that it had joined the left-wing civil rights group and a list of celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and NBA star Carmelo Anthony, to send “17 busloads of youth” to the gun control march kicking off:
  • New Poll: The Left is Losing the Argument on Gun Ownership

    03/24/2018 10:01:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 3/23/2018 | Guy Benson
    Earlier in the week, I highlighted some polling data indicating that support for various gun control measures is on the rise -- and that public attitudes are shifting toward the general notion that guns, not mental health or beefed up security, should be the focus on public policy to prevent mass shootings. Well, let's look at another fresh data point in this larger national debate, via NBC News and the Wall Street Journal's pollster. Are Americans becoming more hostile to the idea that gun ownership makes people safer? They are not: Unlike the numbers I showcased a few days ago,...
  • Bank Of America Sponsors Anti-Gun Panel

    03/23/2018 11:07:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 3/23/2018 | Joe Simonson
    Bank of America further solidified its corporate position in favor of gun control after sponsoring an anti-gun discussion hosted by Axios on Friday. Axios co-founder Mike Allen facilitated the talk between activist and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg and Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. The event, held in Washington, D.C., occurred at 8 a.m. and had no outside sponsors beside BoA. Despite the fact that it was billed as a conversation “on gun safety in America,” there was virtually no disagreement between Hogg and Blumenthal on policy. Allen asked Hogg what “the biggest mistake the media...
  • House Passes STOP School Violence Act With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

    03/14/2018 3:17:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 14/3/18 | Christian Datoc
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the STOP School Violence Act with overwhelming bipartisan support Wednesday afternoon. Florida Reps. John Rutherford (R) and Ted Deutch (D) introduced the bill prior to the shooting in Parkland, Florida, and Rutherford addressed the media following Wednesday’s vote. “The action that the House just took, I think, is an important first help forward in protecting our children, our teachers and other administrators within our schools,” Rutherford stated. “Because it’s going to not only harden the target through technology, but most importantly, I believe, it’s going to provide the tools and education needed...” “Violence at...
  • City of Baltimore to Ship Thousands of School Kids to DC for the Anti-Gun “March for Our Lives”

    03/07/2018 9:31:12 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 3/6/2018 | Brandon Morse
    Ah, Baltimore. The other city that never sleeps, primarily because its homicide rate is the highest in the country. Also interestingly, it’s a city big on gun control. How could a city with strict gun laws have such a high murder rate? I thought having more firearm laws would save lives. But true to the form of the insane, Baltimore is going to keep pushing forward with the idea that doesn’t work and promote gun restrictions by busing school children to Washington D.C. in order to participate in the March for Our Lives event this month. Not just a class,...
  • Federal Overreach and the National Concealed Carry Law

    03/07/2018 6:48:52 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 3/7/2018 | Sam Bocetta
    When the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act was first introduced in January of 2017, it quickly garnered support from a number of Republicans in the House of Representatives, but this was not an indication of how the average American gun owner feels about the controversial legislation. The bill's creator, Rep. Richard Hudson, justified the Reciprocity Act by saying, "Our Second Amendment right doesn't disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that." For libertarians, this bill is not a matter of our Second Amendment right; rather, it's a matter of federal overreach. Under Concealed Carry Reciprocity, state gun laws...
  • Ivy League College Won't Allow Freshmen to Room With Friends For This Dumb Reason (Duke)

    03/05/2018 5:20:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies ^ | March 5, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    College is a bit of a safety net between being under your parents' roof in high school to living completely on your own as an adult. Students are on their own for the first time and learning about themselves. It's an exciting time but it's also an extremely scary time. You're fresh out of high school, you're leaving behind your family and moving to a new place. To make things even worse, one Ivy League college has decided to change how students' roommates are chosen. Beginning this fall, Duke University will no longer allow incoming freshman students to room...