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  • #ThisIsOurLane: Doctors hit back at pro-gun group NRA

    11/12/2018 4:15:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 131 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/12/2018
    When America's powerful pro-gun group told doctors to mind their own business, the response was swift, furious and viral. "Unless you've had someone's heart stop beating in your hands, you don't get to tell those of us who have what is and is not our 'lane'," trauma surgeon David Morris, 42, told the BBC. The National Rifle Association's tweet on Wednesday sparked anger. It came just hours before a gunman killed 12 people in a California bar. "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane," the NRA tweeted.
  • By the numbers: Here's how many gun control advocates won House seats

    11/09/2018 2:20:58 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov 2018 | John W. Schoen, Emma Newburger
    After heavy spending by both sides of the issue, gun control proponents picked up seats in House midterm races as gun rights advocates lost ground. Based on House voting records tracked by the National Rifle Association, more than two dozen gun rights proponents won't be returning to Congress. Meanwhile, House Democrats expanded the number of gun control advocates in their caucus. The new majority includes dozens of candidates who support gun control, including Lucy McBath in Georgia, whose 17-year-old son was fatally shot in 2012 and who made gun violence the centerpiece of her campaign. Sixty-one percent of voters who...
  • Democrats Plan to Pursue Most Aggressive Gun-Control Legislation in Decades

    11/09/2018 12:31:51 PM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | Updated Nov. 9, 2018 3:02 p.m. ET | By Reid J. Epstein
    Focus spurred by an incoming class of lawmakers with ‘F’ NRA ratings who campaigned on the issue ______________________________________________________________________ WASHINGTON—Democrats say they will pass the most aggressive gun-control legislation in decades when they become the House majority in January, plans they renewed this week in the aftermath of a mass killing in a California bar. Their efforts will be spurred by an incoming class of pro-gun-control lawmakers who scored big in Tuesday’s midterm elections, although any measure would likely meet stiff resistance in the GOP-controlled Senate. Democrats ousted at least 15 House Republicans with “A” National Rifle Association ratings, while the...
  • Mother of Thousand Oaks Shooting Victim: ‘I Want Gun Control’

    11/08/2018 4:44:49 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 85 replies
    https://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 08 November 2018 | unknown
    The mother of a man who survived the Las Vegas shooting but was killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting Wednesday night told local reporters that she wanted policy change over thoughts and prayers for her son's death. “My son was in Las Vegas with a lot of his friends and he came home. He didn’t come home last night, and I don’t want prayers. I don’t want thoughts,”
  • Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’

    11/06/2018 6:52:59 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    THE INQUIRER ^ | November 5, 2018 | Samantha Melamed,
    On Friday afternoon, with just a few hours before sundown and the start of the Sabbath, David Parvey hurried to a South Philadelphia gun shop called Firing Line to get his new 9-millimeter pistol. To Parvey, who attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Center City, it felt like the only rational response to the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed. "I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to," said...
  • Tapper Presses Georgia's Abrams on Gun-Control Bill, She Claims 'Conversation'

    11/05/2018 4:22:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Kudos to Jake Tapper. On his State of the Union CNN show this morning, not only did Tapper raise with Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams the legislation she introduced as a member of the Georgia legislature that would have forced Georgians to surrender their "assault weapons." Tapper then twice pressed Abrams on it as she tried to dance away.Abrams's weasel word of the day: "conversation." No fewer than five times Abrams claimed she was merely trying to start a "conversation" on the subject. Sorry, Ms. Abrams: when you introduce legislation, you're not merely starting a conversation. You're expressing what...
  • The Media, Democrats were apoplectic about Trump's response to Pittsburgh shooting

    11/02/2018 10:28:08 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 1, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    The media and Democrats were apoplectic about President Trump’s comments after the horrific shooting attack at the Pittsburgh synagogue. For the most part, the media viewed his condolences as pitch-perfect. What upset them were Trump’s remarks about gun control. When asked whether the shooting meant that we should have more gun laws, Trump responded, “Well, again, this has little to do with it. If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better. This is a dispute that will always exist, I suspect.” A New York Times news article referred to “the president’s assertion that gun laws had...
  • Former TV CEO Says U.S. Should Ban ‘Straight White Males from Voting’

    11/01/2018 1:12:39 PM PDT · by detective · 92 replies
    PJ media ^ | October 30, 2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Steven Clifford, author and former CEO of the King Broadcasting Company and National Mobile Television, told PJM that the federal government should “prohibit straight white males from voting” in U.S. elections as a way to “save” democracy. “I think it’s the only hope for democracy in America and I will be leading a great movement to prohibit straight white males, who I believe supported Donald Trump by about 85 percent, from exercising the franchise and I think that will save our democracy,” Clifford said during an interview after speaking at the forum “Destroying the Myths of Market Fundamentalism,” which was...
  • Stacey Abrams Supports Banning AR-15s, Won’t Say if She’d Confiscate Them From Georgians

    10/31/2018 7:50:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | October 30, 2018 | David Rutz
    Democrat Stacey Abrams would not say Tuesday whether she would support rounding up AR-15 firearms from Georgians if elected governor. Conservative co-host of "The View" Meghan McCain read out a list of Abrams' gun control bona fides, including her "F" rating from the National Rifle Association and endorsements from the group Everytown for Gun Safety and gun control activist Michael Bloomberg. "Do you, like Everytown, support banning the AR-15?" McCain asked. Abrams replied she was not "anti-gun," talking about her enjoyment of trap shooting and target shooting, but she also touted her support of background checks, three-day waiting periods, and...
  • Piers Morgan Asks Americans to at Least Consider ‘Giving up Some of Your Guns’

    10/30/2018 2:58:12 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10./29/2018 | Awr Hawkins
    I know this is a crazy idea from an ignorant foreigner – but why don't you just TRY giving up some of your guns, to see what happens? Start with the AR-15, which is now used in almost every mass shooting. Make it more difficult, not easier, for lunatics to murder.
  • Obama responded to these 14 mass shootings under his term. Which ones did he get blamed for?

    10/29/2018 5:16:03 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    BPR ^ | October 28, 2018 | BPR staff writer
    President Trump is being blamed by liberal news outlets and pundits for the actions of a madman, who shot up a Pittsburg synagogue on Saturday, leaving eleven innocent people dead and many more wounded. He’s also being blamed for the actions of an unstable bomb-maker who recently sent bombs to high-level Democrats through the mail. Liberals are shamefully calling the disturbed man, with a criminal history that goes back decades, “The MAGAbomber.” President Obama responded to fourteen mass shootings as the President of the United States, including synagogue and church shootings. Which one of these was he blamed for? (SEE...
  • Dr. John Lott's thoughts on the mass public shooting at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue

    10/28/2018 11:36:00 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 27, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=HsVGp_bFBVg Trump: “If they had some type of protection inside the temple, maybe it could have been a very much different situation. They didn’t.” Another mass public shooting. Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones and friends at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue. Fortunately, we finally have a president who understands how to stop these attacks. These gun-free zones serve as magnets for these attacks. Killers go to where victims are defenseless. When are we ever going to learn that virtually all these mass public shootings occur in places where people aren’t allowed to protect themselves....
  • Pittsburgh mayor to Trump: Armed guards are not the answer

    10/28/2018 9:36:01 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 28, 2018
    WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Sunday that he disagrees with President Donald Trump's call for more armed guards at places of worship in order to prevent shootings like the one that claimed the lives of 11 congregants at a synagogue in the city on Saturday. Instead, Peduto told NBC's "Meet the Press," he believes that gun control measures would go further to help stop these shootings. "I belong to an organization, a bipartisan organization, called Mayors Against Illegal Guns. I don't think that the answer to this problem is solved by having our synagogues, mosques and churches filled...
  • Obama relates to gun control following attack

    10/27/2018 3:42:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/10/18
    "We grieve for the Americans murdered in Pittsburgh", tweeted former US President Obama, " All of us have to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hateful rhetoric against those who look, love, or pray differently". Obama related briefly to the controversial topic of gun control and added: "We have to stop making it so easy for those who want to harm the innocent ..."
  • David Hogg: Politicians Should Have Dealt With School Shootings ‘Centuries Ago’

    10/24/2018 12:50:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 23, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    March for Our Lives co-founder David Hogg said politicians should have addressed the problem of school shootings "centuries ago." . . Hogg decided to postpone his first year of college to work on November's midterm elections. He has said he has his eyes on running for political office in the future, and has expressed support for progressive causes and candidates such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling the New York congressional candidate a "future president of the United States."
  • US mid-term elections: The Republican who changed his mind over guns

    10/22/2018 2:26:07 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22nd October 2018 | Anthony Zurcher
    Not long ago Republican Phil Scott was one of the most popular governors in America, poised for a comfortable re-election in November. Then, after a possible school shooting was discovered by police in Vermont, he decided to support sweeping gun-control legislation - and has reaped a political whirlwind. The Vermont governor stands at a lectern in front of the state capitol building in Montpelier on a grey, blustery April day earlier this year. His wife and various politicians, officials and dignitaries stand behind him. Before him, a motley crowd. Some are cheering; others are angry - and loud. He's talking...
  • Proposed ‘Students’ BILL OF RIGHTS’ Leans Heavy On Gun Control Measures

    10/22/2018 11:47:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A planned Student Gun Violence Summit held in Washington, D.C. over the weekend has generated a proposal geared towards extensive gun control ideas. The summit was designed to merge existing plans to reduce gun violence and merge them into a single “Students’ Bill of Rights,” after a weekend conference. The group, a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt social welfare organization, was formed by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Melissa Falkowski, along with Jami Amo, a survivor of the Columbine shooting; and Abbey Clements, a teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary School. The summit was sponsored with the assistance of several national gun control...
  • Levi Strauss & Co. To Donate $1 Million+ To Anti-Gun Groups

    10/17/2018 3:30:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/17/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    The president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., Chip Bergh, has announced that the iconic company, "a pioneer of the American West," will donate more than $1 million to gun-control groups to help end "America's gun violence epidemic," a step the NRA denounced as a "particularly sad episode in the current surge in corporate virtue-signaling." In his announcement, through a commentary in Fortune magazine, CEO Bergh stated that Levi's is "known the world over as a pioneer of the American West and one of the great symbols of American freedom." Nonetheless, "as business leaders with power in the public...
  • More Fake News on Guns & Florida’s History from Boca Magazine

    10/17/2018 5:08:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In bocamag.com, Randy Schultz has penned an error filled article which seems aimed at creating a false history of Florida gun legislation.He briefly mentions 1968, when the Florida Constitution was rewritten because of a Supreme Court decision.  The 1968 Florida Constitution carried over a protection of the right to keep and bear arms from the 1885 Florida Constitution: The right of the people to bear arms in defense of themselves and the lawful authority of the State, shall not be infringed, but the Legislature may prescribe the manner in which they may be borne. Schultz claims that south Florida is...
  • Pelosi Outlines Dems’ Priorities if They Take House: Gun Control, Immigration

    10/16/2018 5:11:35 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 16, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said the Democrats would prioritize new gun control legislation and protecting illegal immigrants if they regain control of the House of Representatives after the midterms next month. Democrats will look to pass a gun background check bill and protect Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, Pelosi told Politico.