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  • Bill Introduced to Repeal Gun-Free School Zones Federal Law

    01/11/2017 4:42:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Representative Thomas Massie, (R) KY, has re-introduced a bill to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) of 1990 and its amendments.  It was found unconstitutional in 1995 in U.S. v Lopez. Then it was passed again, slightly modified, under pressure of the President Bill Clinton and the establishment media in 1996. Donald Trump has pledged to eliminate Gun Free Zones, but he will need Congressional help for the GFSZA.  The bill is numbered HR 34 for the 2017-18 Congress. Progress on the bill can be seen at congress.gov. Representative Massie issued a press release on Thursday, January 5th....
  • Another Gun-Free Zone, Another Mass Shooting

    01/06/2017 2:05:54 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Yet another shooting at yet another gun-free zone occurred today. At this moment 5 people were murdered and another 8 injured. The tragedy today at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is all the more disappointing because just this last year legislators tried to change Florida’s ban on concealed carry at airports to avoid today’s type of event. Florida Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby warned last year the legislation was needed because airport terminals “could become more of a target” for terrorists and criminals. Florida is one of on six states that ban people being able to carry guns at airports. While...
  • Democrat to try solving Chicago gun violence with sentencing

    12/11/2016 5:21:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2016 10:17 AM EST | Ivan Moreno
    The refrain is heard almost as often as the fatal gunshots: The way to reduce Chicago’s gun violence is tougher prison sentences for repeat gun offenders, keeping them off the streets and decreasing the city’s mounting death toll. That idea, pushed by the mayor, police superintendent and others, shifts pressure from patrol officers of the city’s West and South sides to the Capitol, where legislators will consider how to balance law and order with finding alternatives to imprisoning young blacks and other minorities.In that building, in the same Senate seat where Barack Obama launched his political career and focused on...
  • MO: Bill Introduced to Hold Gun Free Zone Owners Liable for Damages

    12/09/2016 6:30:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, SB 1736/HB2033 was passed in the Tennessee legislature. The bill was an attempt to hold businesses that chose to ban defensive firearms from their premises responsible for damages. That was a step to far for the Tennessee legislature. The bill was cut back to say that businesses that did not ban firearms would be immune from lawsuit for actions that resulted from their lack of a ban. In Missouri, Representative Schroer has introduced a bill, HB 96, that is very similar to the original HB 2033 in Tennessee. From news-leader.com: The proposal, known as House Bill 96,...
  • OH: CCW Reform on the Move in Ohio Senate

    12/05/2016 5:57:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A year ago, the House of the 131st Ohio General Assembly voted to pass HB 48.  It passed the House 68 to 29. It has been languishing there ever since.   House Bill 48 is the prominent gun law reform bill pending in Ohio.  It is a modest bill that makes only a few reforms.  It removes silly prohibitions on permit holders from carrying concealed guns in day care centers, in the unsecured areas of airports, and other "gun free zones".   It passed the House by over 2-1 (68-29) on 17 November,  and has 42 cosponsors in the...
  • Progressives Demand Gun Control After Knife Attack At Ohio State University

    11/29/2016 7:37:00 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 28, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Progressives used a brutal knife attack at Ohio State University (OSU) on Monday as an excuse to demand more gun control, even after authorities declared that they had no evidence the attacker even used a gun during his rampage. The attacker reportedly struck pedestrians with his vehicle and proceeded to stab several others, harming at least nine individuals, one of whom is in critical condition. Despite OSU’s initial tweets stating there was an active shooter on campus, authorities later said there was no evidence that the attacker used a gun during his attack. The victims are being treated for stab...
  • Kaine Tweets OSU ‘Senseless Act of Gun Violence’ – Updates After No Gun Involved

    11/28/2016 2:26:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 28, 2016 | 2:20 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    With early reports of an “active shooter” on the Ohio State University campus Monday, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tweeted about the “senseless act of gun violence” before updating the campus attack was performed with a car and a knife. “Deeply saddened by the senseless act of gun violence at Ohio State this morning. Praying for the injured and the entire Buckeye community,” Kaine tweeted at 11:58 AM. The Associated Press reports authorities are saying nine people were injured at Ohio State University when an attacker purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians and then got out of the vehicle...
  • President Trump: Repeal the Unconstitutional Gun Free School Zone Act

    11/18/2016 6:33:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A promise made by Donald Trump during the campaign was to remove gun free school zones.  The federal gun free school zone law has been an abominable infringement on the Second Amendment. It has no justification as anything other than an infringement on the right of Americans to bear arms. It does not improve safety. It does not protect "sensitive places".  It serves no legitimate purpose. It has already been struck down once by the Supreme Court. The Gun Free School Zone act creates an illusory "zone" where most people are forbidden from bearing arms. The zone exists within...
  • 5 people shot in downtown Seattle; search for shooter is under way

    11/10/2016 7:12:43 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 11/9/2016 | Paige Cornwell
    The rally turned into a march and was proceeding down various streets in town at the time of the shootings, according to witnesses. Merner said the shooting is unrelated. “It’s not related to the protest at all,” he said. “It appears to be some type of personal argument.” To ppl worried about gunman at large: "This is not random," SPD spokesman. "It was an argument that escalated very quickly with gunfire"
  • Reality Trumped Perception for Jihadist at Crossroads Mall Gun Free Zone

    10/03/2016 5:24:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While the NO HANDGUNS sign is cut off in this photograph, it clearly shows that the Crossroads Center, where the Islamic mass stabbing terror attack took place, was and is posted as a Gun Free Zone.In Minnesota, the sign has no legal weight.  Minnesota law prevents malls from banning guns from the common areas, but malls are not prevented from asking that visitors not carry guns.  The sign reads “please while shopping”.  That makes it a request, not a command.The difference can easily be lost on a someone who is not well schooled in the niceties of the law. ...
  • Looking for Picture of "No Gun" sign at Cascade Mall in Burlington Washington

    09/26/2016 8:40:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 Se[ptember, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image by Brandy Shreve/ Skagit Valley Herald The Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington is the latest site of a mass killing.  Motive is uncertain, but the shooting was done by a 20 year old immigrant from Turkey, who came here as a young boy.   The Cascade Mall has been widely reported as a gun free zone.  I believe it is.  It has been stated that the parent company, Macerich, has a corporation wide gun free zone policy.  From an opencarry.org post: Cascade Mall (201 Cascade Mall Drive) - Burlington (Macerich Corporate-wide policy, due to this thread)  I am...
  • The War On Guns: Your Guide To Fighting False Media Narratives And Anti-Second Amendment Rhetoric

    09/25/2016 3:12:02 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | September 24, 2016 | john R Lott Jr
    Dr. John Lott is the go-to expert when it comes to crime data and Second Amendment rights. His studies from the Crime Prevention Center have been cited in numerous pieces, including ones published here on Townhall, about the Left’s incessant, and often ridiculous, efforts to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights. His studies have proven that contrary to what the anti-gun Left says about concealed carry holders, they’re actually more law-abiding than law enforcement. . . . In Oregon, Christopher Harper-Mercer was able to kill nine people at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg last year. Oregon has a universal...
  • 52 shot: Pace of gun violence in Chicago remains high over another weekend

    08/15/2016 9:27:20 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 15, 2016 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    More than 50 people were shot over another violent weekend in Chicago, a level of violence that has marked many of the summer weekends this year and has pushed the total number of people shot in the city to more than 2,600. The number of people shot during all of last year was 2,988. Between Friday evening and early Monday morning, at least 52 were shot and nine of them were killed, according to police. The weekend before, 49 people were shot, nine of them fatally. And the weekend before that, 52 people were shot, seven of them fatally. The...
  • Michelle Obama To DNC: ‘Big Men With Guns’ Took Our Daughters To School

    07/25/2016 10:32:45 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    During her July 25 speech at the Democrat National Convention, Michelle Obama talked about moving into the White House and watching “big men with guns” take their daughters to school. She said this by describing life after taking up residence in the White House. She recalled her daughters “setting off for their first day at their new school,” adding, “I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls–just seven and ten years old–pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns.” The audience responded with a warm applause as Mrs. Obama talked about seeing...
  • The Day Gun Free Zone Signs Came Down in Tennessee

    07/01/2016 3:35:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Tennessee Legislature sent SB1736 (HB2033) to Governor Bill Haslam (R) on April 21, 2016.  Governor Haslam signed it on 27 April, 2016.  It goes into effect today, 1 July, 2016.  Most places will start taking down their “No Guns” signs as of today.  SB1736, now Pub. Ch. 947, does this without stepping on private property rights. It does so by making property owners or property managers responsible for a legal gun carrier’s defense if they take positive action to disarm legal gun carriers and the gun carrier(s) suffer harm as a result.Here is a summary of the bill. ...
  • HuffPo Calls for "Domestic Disarmament"

    06/20/2016 7:07:37 AM PDT · by walford · 13 replies
    Facebook Conservatives ^ | 06/20/2016 | walford
    Unilateral disarmament in the face of hostile, heavily armed adversaries was a hopelessly naĂŻve idea during the Cold War and is equally unworkable now in the domestic arena. This most recent mass killing-by-firearm has once again been exploited by the Hard Left to make the case to further render law-abiding citizens defenseless against armed criminals, terrorists and crazies. It deflects attention away from the fact that those who are charged to protect us have let us down once again. There was plenty of warning that Omar Mateen was disposed to perpetrate such an atrocity; from his own words and deeds...
  • Bill Maher: Dems Could Lose By Refusing to Say 'Islamic Terrorism'

    02/10/2016 4:20:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 06:18 PM | Greg Richter
    Liberal comic Bill Maher is a Bernie Sanders supporter, though he could live with a Hillary Clinton presidency, too. But the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" writes in The Hollywood Reporter that Democrats risk losing the White House in November over one issue: refusing to use the term "Islamic terrorism." [...] Maher noted that 40 countries have some version of Islamic Sharia law, and said he is mystified why liberals feel no need to oppose it. ...
  • Bill Maher: Democrats Risk Losing Election If Can't Say 'Islamic Extremism'

    03/26/2016 9:20:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 26, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Just say 'Islamic terrorism.' Just say those words and you'll win the election. Avoid those words and you're going to lose the election." Please! Pretty please! Just say them. ...Despite the pleas of Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time last night, Senator Corey Booker of New Jersey declined to utter the words that seem so taboo for the Democrats. Bill Maher knows, as you can see in the video below, that the refusal by the Democrats to call out terrorism for what it really is could cost them the general election this year. Despite this outspoken concern by Maher, Booker...
  • Maher: Obama’s Pulling His Numbers on Islam ‘Right Out of His A**,’ ‘It’s Not One Small Slice’

    03/26/2016 7:07:59 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Mar 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    HBO host Bill Maher argued that “it’s not one small slice” of Muslims who hold extremist beliefs, and President Obama’s claims to the contrary are pulled “right out of his a**” on Friday’s “Real Time.” Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) said, “ISIS is a narrow, and far extreme sect of the wide band of the Muslim religion, the Islamic religion, to — and this gets back probably to your previous conversation, and the point you’ve been making a lot, I think, on this show, is, why not say ‘Islamic terrorism?’ However, we’ve got a huge number of moderate Muslims,...
  • Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity

    06/16/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2014 | Uploaded by Celebrity Universe
    Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity.
  • Bill Maher on Terror Attacks: Wouldn’t Being Armed at Least Give Citizens a Chance?

    11/21/2015 10:59:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 20 airing of Real Time with Bill Maher, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) pro-gun control comments were countered by Maher’s observation that being armed during a Paris-style attack would at least give citizens a fighting chance to survive. According to MRC/Newsbusters, Maher stepped in to defend the option of being armed for self-defense after Newsom dismissed the idea of a good guy with a gun having any real success against bad guys with guns.Newsom said, “I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that’s going to come save the day, I mean, so...
  • Bill Maher: I Wish Liberals Would Have Same Intolerance For Muslims That They Do For Christians

    01/31/2016 11:11:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 30, 2016 | unattributed
    On the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher told liberals see the world the way they want it rather than the way it is when it comes to the threat of Islam and Islamic terror. Maher, a religious critic, told his fellow liberals he wishes they would have the same "intolerance" for Muslim-related terror around the world that they do for Christians and Christian fundamentalists at home. Maher brought up the decision by the Italians to cover up nude statues during a state visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "This is the horribleness of what's going...
  • DNC Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard: Obama Working Hand in Hand With Islamic Extremists

    11/18/2015 8:10:49 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Bill Maher Show ^ | Oct 31, 2015
    DNC Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard: Obama Working Hand in Hand With Islamic Extremists. Video at link.
  • Brussels attacks: These are the incredible survivors' stories

    06/13/2016 1:59:21 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/news ^ | 23 March 2016 | Andrew Marszal, Mumbai David Chazan
    Brussels attacks: These are the incredible survivors' stories Andrew Marszal, Mumbai David Chazan, Brussels 23 March 2016 • 9:00pm Hundreds were caught up in the Brussels attacks on an airport and a train on Tuesday which left 31 dead and 270 wounded. These are some of the stories of the survivors. The survivor from the iconic image Late on Monday, Nidhi Chapekar put her two young children to bed, said goodbye to her husband Rupesh in the crowded Mumbai flat they share with five other relatives, and flew to Brussels for the last time. As a chief air hostess on...
  • BeyoncĂ© Ignored the LGBT Community in Houston

    11/05/2015 12:59:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 11/04/2015 4:12 pm EST | Carlos Maza
    It kills me to write this post. I have spent more time worshiping Beyoncé than just about any other pop star. I've spent countless hours dancing to "Grown Woman" alone in my apartment. I've been the only guy in a dance class aimed at teaching the "Single Ladies" dance, and I loved every second of it. Beyoncé has been queen in my life since the first time I watched the "Crazy In Love" video. But. Over the past few months, Beyoncé has repeatedly refused the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of discrimination against LGBT people in her hometown......
  • Solemn Obama calls for gun control; DOESN'T link Orlando nightclub terror attack to Islam [tr]

    06/13/2016 7:53:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/16 | Schwab
    President Obama furthered his gun control message today when addressing the massacre in Orlando that killed 50 people, making it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. 'Although it's still early in the investigation we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate,' Obama said, making no reference to ISIS or Islamic terror in his brief remarks. Obama called the shooting spree, at the gay nightclub Pulse during Pride month in the United States, a reminder of how easy it is for someone to get a hold of a weapon that could...
  • '50 perverts killed in bar' (view from Turkey)

    06/13/2016 7:49:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/12/13 | Pleasance
    Yeni Akit is a right-wing Turkish paper which has supported Al-Qaeda It is known for its hate speech against LGBT groups, Jews and Christians Also has strong ties with President Erdogan and his party, the AKP Broke news of Orlando attack with headline: 'Death toll rises to 50 in bar where perverted homosexuals go!' A Turkish newspaper with links to the country's President has published a homophobic headline calling those who died in the Orlando mass shooting 'perverts' and 'deviants'. Yeni Akit, a right-wing newspaper which has supported the likes of Al-Qaeda in the past, broke news of the attack...
  • ISIS fanatic died in a hail of bullets as he burst through hole in the wall made by cops(T)

    06/13/2016 7:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/12/2016 | GUY BIRCHALL and ELLIE FLYNN
    ISIS maniac Omar Seddique Mateen, 29, fired indiscriminately inside gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida after shooting the doorman dead early Sunday morning. Police used explosives and a BearCat armoured vehicle to smash a hole in the wall, allowing some trapped clubbers to escape. Mateen emerged from the hole shooting moments later and was shot dead by a team of "eight or nine" officers. The killer is thought to have been armed with the same gun used by the Sandy Hook school shooter. The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle has left dozens dead in multiple shootings this decade, calls for a nationwide...
  • Vanity: Survivor of Orlando "Pulse" Club asks God to spare him

    06/13/2016 7:38:01 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 61 replies
    06/13/2016 | Wbarmy
    One of the survivors, a guy named Alamo told the press "My first thought was, 'Oh my God, I'm going to die," Alamo said, his voice very quiet. "I was praying to God that I would live to see another day. I couldn't believe this was happening."
  • The ‘Religion Of Peace’ Rears Its Ugly Head - Again!

    06/13/2016 7:35:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Dave Merrick
    Political Correctness: There are so many lies being told now by our leaders in authority who have completely betrayed our trust. Jesus said that we can know the genuine value or worthiness of any person or group by simply looking at the quality of what they produce. Specifically, he said: “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. A good man out of the good...
  • Trump: Hillary Afraid To Say Radical Islam, Offend Her Boss "Because She Doesn't Want To Go To Jail"

    06/13/2016 7:28:56 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 22 replies
    RealClearPolitics | June 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    TRUMP: What happened yesterday will happen many times over with a president like Obama that doesn't even want to use the term radical Islamic terrorism. He doesn't want to use the term. And Clinton won't use it either. Hillary won't use it. And the reason she won't use it, she's afraid to offend her boss because she doesn't want to go to jail. Video at link...
  • Planned Parenthood, Leader in Violence Against Humans, Defends Islamic Terrorism<p>

    06/13/2016 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    IÂ’m used to Planned Parenthood saying and tweeting idiotic things. IÂ’ve also come to expect that mainstream media will ignore the lunacy of this taxpayer-funded activist group. Before I get to the sheer stupidity of a billion-dollar abortion chainÂ’s tweet, letÂ’s take a look at what led to the outrageous statement. An American-born Islamic terrorist, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, slaughtered 49 precious human lives in a gay strip/dance/drag club in Orlando, Florida. My heart goes out to the families of those killed and to those left behind trying to make sense of such a vile act. The President blamed the...
  • Orlando Shooter Traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011, 2012: MSNBC

    06/13/2016 7:17:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 6-13-2016 | NewsMax
    Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen made two trips to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012, MSNBC reported Monday, citing federal officials.
  • The Orlando Horror and Hard Truths

    06/13/2016 7:11:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/13/2016 | Guy Benson
    The Orlando massacre is sickening and frightening. It's sickening on its face: Dozens of innocent people were shot to death by a remorseless, merciless fanatic on Saturday night, executed for the 'crime' of carousing with friends at an establishment that caters to a clientele despised by their killer. It's frightening because this horror was not perpetrated by masked men shouting slogans in an unfamiliar tongue thousands of miles away. It wasn't carried out by trained practitioners of terror who hijacked airplanes and targeted symbolic nuclei of American power in wealth. No, like last year's San Bernardino bloodbath, this atrocity unfolded...
  • Nightclub shooter tied to radical imam who was an ex-gang leader

    06/13/2016 7:09:26 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tod Venezia
    Nightclub murderer Omar Mateen was a follower of an imam who preached hatred of gays and who was recently released from prison — despite prosecutors warning that he had terror ties, according to a report. Mateen took lessons in the Islamic religion from Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a former gang leader from New York who now lives in Florida and who has been accused of helping terrorists, FoxNews.com reported. “It is no coincidence that this happened in Orlando,” a law-enforcement source told Fox. “Mateen was enrolled in [Robertson’s online] Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary.”
  • They Came For Me

    06/13/2016 7:07:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Rich Galen
    My first thought when I turned on my TV Sunday morning and found that the Orlando shooting had occurred in a gay nightclub was: They're dead because they were gay. I have a lot of gay friends. I tried to come up with words that would express my feelings for what they must have been going through. I couldn't. I assume they were going through the same feelings I had - and will have again, I fear - when Jews are attacked in shops and restaurants. Those attacks occurred not because they were in the wrong random place at the...
  • The Media Is Spinning A False Narrative

    06/13/2016 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Eric · 26 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 6/13/2016 | Steve Berman
    The false narrative emerging from the media seeks to make a few points, all of which are red herrings and straw men designed to take attention from the truth. The shooter, Omar Mateen, was homophobic because he hated gays. Mateen was unstable because he was mean and beat his wife Mateen had too much unfettered access to guns Mateen was not religiously motivated Story after story references these points, and they quote each other liberally (take the pun as you wish).
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Morning Joe Trashes Trump Muslim Immigration Ban

    06/13/2016 6:57:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do you think the families and loved ones of the Orlando victims wish Omar Mateen’s father, an anti-American Afghani, had never been permitted to enter the United States? Do you think the great majority of Americans agree? The answer seems obvious: but not to the clueless cast of Morning Joe, which today trashed Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration. Mika Brzezinski epitomized the willful blindness, claiming the Muslim ban has “no connection at all” to the Pulse massacre. View the video here.
  • After the Pulse Club Massacre It’s Time for Gays to Come Home to Republican Party

    06/13/2016 6:56:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/13/2016 | Jim Hoft
    After the deadliest Islamist attack on American soil since 9-11 Barack Obama blamed hatred and guns. His inability to called the attack what it is – Islamic jihad – has progressed from denial to psychosis. ... Obama was not the only one. Leftwing gay activists posted ridiculous and ignorant remarks after the deadliest single attack on gays in modern history I came out in the 1980s to family and friends during the AIDS epidemic. I saw a lot of friends get sick. I saw a lot of friends die. I went to a lot of funerals. It was a scary...
  • Authorities probe ISIS ties to Orlando massacre (Shootout details)

    06/13/2016 6:50:44 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/13/2016 | Ralph Ellis, Ashley Fantz, Faith Karimi and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN)[Breaking news update at 8:10 a.m. ET] Police crisis negotiators tried to negotiate with Orlando nightclub shooting suspect Omar Mateen during the attack, Orlando police Chief John Mina told reporters Monday. "He was cool and calm when he was making those phone calls to us," Mina said. "We had a team of crisis negotiators that did talk to the suspect just trying to get as much information as possible. ... He really wasn't asking for a whole lot. We were doing most of the asking." [Breaking news update at 8:03 a.m. ET] People other than gunman Omar Mateen are being...
  • Local Muslim community condemns Orlando nightclub shooting

    06/13/2016 6:39:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 6/13/16 | Walter Morris
    HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Members of South Florida’s Muslim community came together Sunday night in a show of solidarity for the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Dozens of worshippers observing the holy month of Ramadan gathered at the Baitul Naseer Mosque, located at 208 N.W. 7th Court in Hallandale Beach. What was originally planned as an annual interfaith service....
  • "Orlando Is Just The Beginning" Trump Questions Obama's Motives: "He's Got Something Else In Mind"

    06/13/2016 6:38:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | June 13, 2016
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told CNN this morning that the Orlando shooting was "just the beginning," as he stepped up his criticism of President Obama and Hillary Clinton on Monday, as Politico reports, castigating them as "weak" leaders with a poor understanding of the threat posed to the United States by Islamic radicalism. Having released a statement yesterday decrying Obama's inability to refer to the incident as "radical islamic terrorism," Trump went further, raging that "[Obama] doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands. It's one or the other... he has no clue," reiterating his...
  • LGBTQ Gun Rights Group on Orlando: 'Guns Didn't Do This, A Human Who Hated Gays Did'

    06/13/2016 6:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/13/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    “The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” First Speaker of the Pink Pistols Gwendolyn Patton said in a statement. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of...
  • Prayers aren’t enough. The US needs fewer guns (barf-up a lung alert)

    06/13/2016 6:35:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 41 replies
    The details are different, but the story is the same: A killer with access to military-style weaponry mows down innocent Americans in cold blood. On Sunday it was apparently a self-radicalized Muslim who murdered 49 patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando. In 2012, it was a mentally ill man with the same type of gun who killed 26 at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Next, who knows? It makes no more sense to blame Islam for the Orlando shooting than it would to blame mental illness for the Sandy Hook massacre. The common thread and decisive factor in...
  • Trump Will Be "Greatly Strengthened" By Orlando Massacre,Says Former Israeli Ambassador To U.S.

    06/13/2016 6:15:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – The Orlando attack, in which first generation U.S. citizen Omar Sadiqqui Mateen shot at least 50 people in a gay club, will help Donald Trump’s chances of becoming president, Israel’s former ambassador to the U.S. said.
  • Former Coworker of ISIS Killer Omar Mateen: Employer Did Nothing About His Homophobic-Racist

    06/13/2016 6:05:15 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 12th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Truncated title. Full title: Former Coworker of ISIS Killer Omar Mateen: Employer Did Nothing About His Homophobic-Racist Comments Cuz He Was Muslim Once again, Political correctness kills– The former employer of Omar Mateen did nothing to confront him on his racist-homophobic behavior because he was Muslim.
  • Hillary Responds to Orlando Attack: "We Can't Fall Into The Trap That Is Set Up By The Gun Lobby"

    06/13/2016 5:53:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 208 replies
    CNN ^ | June 13, 2016
    Hillary Clinton responds to Orlando terror attack: "We can't fall into the trap that is set up by the gun lobby"
  • Obama doesn't mention Islam in Orlando terror

    06/13/2016 5:53:05 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 06/12/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    President Obama refused to tie the bloody attack on a gay nightclub Sunday to Islamic terror and said “no definitive judgement” had been made on the motive. At least 50 people are dead and 53 wounded following an attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which the shooter shouted, “Allahu Akbar!” It was the worst act of terror on U.S. soil since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But Obama made no mention of “Islam,” “Muslim” or “Islamic terror” in his televised address to the nation.
  • Former co-worker says Orlando gunman was 'unhinged and unstable', went on racist, misogynistic rants

    06/13/2016 5:49:52 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/13/16 | Unknown
    The gunman who killed at least 50 people at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday was described by a former colleague as an "unhinged and unstable" person who repeatedly made racist, misogynist and homophobic remarks. Daniel Gilroy, a former police officer, worked as a security officer with G4S Security at the PGA Village complex in Port St. Lucie. Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen worked the shift right after Gilroy at the complex's south gate. Gilroy described Mateen as a devout Muslim who brought a prayer mat to work and prayed several times a day. "There was never a moment where he...