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  • Florida Teacher of the Year on Gun Violence: Parents Need to ‘Step Up’ and Control Their Kids’...

    02/19/2018 3:52:38 AM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A Florida middle school teacher who was named Teacher of the Year at her school said that parents need to “step up” and control their kids’ behavior. Kelly Guthrie Raley, who was selected as Eustis Middle School’s Teacher of the Year 2017-2018 last month, wrote on Facebook Thursday in a now-viral post that as an educator, the lack of compassion and increase in violence she has noticed among students are caused by a “lack of parental support”: “Parents, it’s time to step up!” Raley wrote, adding: Be the parent that actually gives a crap! Be the annoying mom that pries...
  • From Prozac to Parkland: Are Psychiatric Drugs Causing Mass Shootings?

    02/17/2018 11:20:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The New American ^ | Saturday, 17 February 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    Whille mass killers generally have guns in their hands, another commonality is that they often have psychiatric drugs in their blood. The difference, though, is that it isn't guns that have the side effect of "homicidal ideation." If you develop digestive problems after a change in diet, do you look for the cause in foods you always ate or the new ones you started eating? While the answer is obvious, this common sense is painfully uncommon when analyzing the new phenomenon of continual mass shootings: Many blame the long-present “foods” — guns in this case — and ignore the new...
  • Florida shooting: Gun control advocates rush to distort the truth about what happened in Parkland

    02/18/2018 7:52:50 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are only too sure that they occupy the moral high ground. In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead, they are accusing their opponents of having “blood on their hands.” It’s no longer just activists such as Chelsea Handler who are spewing such vitriol. Even mainstream liberals such as political scientist Norm Ornstein use the phrase.
  • Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

    02/18/2018 6:23:56 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 116 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th February 2018 | BBC News
    Young survivors of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control. Student organisers told US media that they were determined to make Wednesday's shooting a turning point in the national gun debate. The attack, which left 17 students and staff members dead, was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012. Yesterday protestors chanted "shame on you" to US lawmakers and the president. Mr Trump said last year he would "never" infringe on the right to keep arms - a long-running and contested debate within the US. In his first...
  • Parkland students slam Trump...

    02/18/2018 5:39:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    Yahoo Fake News ^ | 2/18/18 | Michael Pretend Journalist Walsh
    Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., expressed astonishment that President Trump would use the tragedy they experienced last week to push back on the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. ...Aly Sheehy, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was immediately outraged when she saw the president shift the conversation toward U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. “When it popped up on my timeline, it was something I read and was immediately mad about. It’s not the first time that he has tweeted something out so close to an incident that rocked the nation...
  • Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election

    02/18/2018 5:23:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    The sHill ^ | 2/18/18 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Outgoing Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be “foolish” for the GOP not to realize that it’s “heading into trouble” in the next election. “When you look at the future of the Republican Party, I think that we would be foolish to not see that we’re heading into trouble,” Ros-Lehtinen told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
  • 'We Call BS': Stoneman Douglas Student Delivers Powerful Speech [Local Fake News Hypes Gun Control]

    02/18/2018 4:34:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    In an impassioned speech during a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale Saturday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez called for stricter gun laws in a delivery that’s now going viral. Gonzalez, along with other speakers at the protest, directed several of her comments to President Donald Trump. “If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy, and how it should never have happened, and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money...
  • Sen. Lankford: 'Many More Shootings Occur With a Pistol Than They Do With a Rifle'

    02/18/2018 3:04:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Today on NBC's Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) chatted with host Chuck Todd about the proper solutions to end mass shootings such as the one that occurred last week in Parkland, Florida that left 17 innocent Americans killed. Sen. Lankford argued for more extensive background checks, but maintained that the right to own guns is still a constitutional right that must be respected and recognized. Sen. Lankford also emphasized that the ultimate problem is not the type of gun used, but the intent of the person wielding the gun that makes the difference.  The host asked Sen. Lankford what,...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' star Mayim Bialik slams NRA, calls for 'civil disobedience' to change gun laws

    02/18/2018 3:07:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 138 replies
    Fox News ^ | February18, 2018 | Tyler McCarthy
    In the wake of the shooting that killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, stars far and wide are speaking out in the ongoing gun control debate. Now, “The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik has made an impassioned plea for “civil disobedience.” The star took to Facebook with a video post calling out lawmakers who receive funding from the National Rifle Association and private citizens who own guns. “The images of those 17 faces will not leave my head, but I said that about the last shooting and the last faces and indeed, we forget,” she...
  • Rush Limbaugh: We Need Concealed-Carry in Schools

    02/18/2018 2:31:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Today, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh was interviewed by Fox News' Chris Wallace regarding the horrific massacre that occurred last week at the hands of gunman Nikolas Cruz. That shooting which occurred at a High School in Parkland, FL left 17 dead and many more injured.  In the wake of the tragedy, thousands have called for more gun control and and mental health measures to prevent the next shooting. But, Limbaugh argued that none of the proposed ideas will actually stop the next shooting and America must protect its students by arming our teachers in preparation for the next tragedy. "What...
  • White House Petition Started to Give Heroic ROTC Cadet a Funeral With Full Military Honors

    02/18/2018 10:14:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    A petition on the White House website started on Friday to call on the President to give a JROTC Cadet who died in the Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School shooting a full honors military burial.Cadet Peter Wang, 15, did everything in his power to help other students make it out of the mass shooting alive. Now, people want to honor his memory by giving him the credit he deserves.Here's what the petition is asking for: Peter Wang, 15, was one of the students killed in Florida this past week. He was a Jrotc Cadet who was last seen, in uniform,...
  • Parkland Student Calls Out Trump for Not Taking Any Action on Guns: ‘You Sicken Me’

    02/18/2018 1:36:04 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 116 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 18, 2018 | Josh Feldman
    Student survivors of the horrific Parkland, FL school shooting spoke on multiple Sunday shows today, and one of the students had a very direct message for President Trump. Trump claimed yesterday that Democrats “didn’t want to” solve the gun problem. David Hogg, who said the day after the shooting that “children will continue to die if we don’t take a stand now,” looked into the camera on CBS’ Face the Nation and said this to the President: “President Trump, you control the House of Representatives, you control the Senate, and you control the executive. You haven’t taken a single bill...
  • Parkland Student Emma Gonzalez on Trump’s FBI Tweet: ‘Best Way to Deal With This Is to Ignore Him’

    02/18/2018 1:18:04 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 18, 2018 | Josh Feldman
    submit to reddit Parkland student Emma Gonzalez––who delivered that impassioned speech yesterday calling out President Trump and the NRA––talked on MSNBC this afternoon about young people taking action in lieu of elected officials actually doing anything. Gonzalez and Sofie Whitney talked to Alex Witt about the March for Our Lives being set up for next month pressuring lawmakers to actually take action on guns.
  • Student Who Witnessed Florida Shooting: ‘The Blood of Those 17 People Is On Rick Scott’s Hands’

    02/18/2018 1:16:27 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 15, 2018 | Justin Baragona
    These last 24 hours, we’ve heard some very passionate words and opinions from witnesses and survivors of the recent Florida school shooting regarding the need for lawmakers and leaders to take some kind of action to prevent these tragedies from happening over and over again. Calling into MSNBC this afternoon, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky recounted the hysteria that he witnessed during the shooting that took the lives of 17 people. He was then asked by host Ali Velshi how he’s been dealing with the aftermath of the tragedy, with Velshi noting that many of Kasky’s classmates...
  • Fla. school shooting survivor David Hogg says: Speak out

    02/18/2018 10:21:50 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 18, 2018 | CBS News
    I was in my environmental science class when the first gunshot echoed through the hallways. We never had an active shooter drill at my school, and though we did talk about what to do in this type of situation, nothing could have prepared us for this. Politicians and, more importantly, the American public must take action if we're going to prevent the next shooting.
  • Sarah Palin on Florida School Shooting: ‘We Need to Discuss the Failure of the FBI,’ (TR)

    02/18/2018 8:52:23 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Feb 2018 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin offered comments about Wednesday’s mass murder at a Florida high school when she spoke with Breitbart News’s Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight on Friday. “It’s not a Second Amendment gun issue at all,” Palin said, adding, “What needs to be discussed is the failure of the FBI.” Incompetence at the FBI — not agitation against the Second Amendment — should be a national focus related to the mass shooting in Florida, said Palin. Adding to that assertion, Palin stated, “What needs to be discussed is the failure of the FBI. This...
  • Jennifer Rubin: Trump “Hiding Behind the Dead Bodies of 17 People”

    02/18/2018 8:16:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s official: Jennifer Rubin is now my least-liked liberal talking head. On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, Rubin accused President Trump—by the manner in which he has responded to the Parkland school shooting—of: “hiding behind the dead bodies of 17 people.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Ending School to Prison Pipeline in FL [resulted in St. Valentine's Day School Massacre-NAACP]

    02/18/2018 6:29:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 76 replies
    NAACP.org -National Association for Advancement of Colored People ^ | 11/5/13 | Press Release /A. Justified Rant
    -----This explains Why Cruz was Never Prosecuted for Crimes Committed at School before he grew bold and went on a murdering rampage. Deceased and wounded victims' families can thank the NAACP. -------- Press Release (2013) The NAACP has brokered a groundbreaking collaborative agreement on school discipline with Broward County Public Schools, law enforcement and its community partners. The agreement will serve as a model for school districts nationwide that aim to end the school to prison pipeline wreaking havoc in communities of color. The collaborative agreement establishes proven alternatives to arrest for misdemeanor infractions by students that include common sense...
  • Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter...

    02/18/2018 3:53:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 120 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 17, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud! 11:08 PM - 17 Feb 2018
  • Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets (Marxist agitation update)

    02/18/2018 5:57:59 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 39 replies
    The Mercury Pravda ^ | February 18, 2018 at 4:39 am | Kamerads JASON DEAREN, ALLEN G. BREED and TAMARA LUSH
    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met.