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  • N.J. Democrats are battling over budget because Murphy wants to be president, top Republican says

    06/21/2018 3:45:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 21, 2018 | S.P. Sullivan
    A top Republican state lawmaker says there's a reason Gov. Phil Murphy is battling with his fellow Democrats over the state budget: He's planning to run for president. State Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick said Murphy has to be talking to a "national audience" as he continues to push of this tax hikes despite opposition from top state lawmakers who hail from his own party. "He must be talking to somebody," Bramnick, R-Union, said during a news conference with top New Jersey Republicans in Trenton on Thursday morning to highlight the budget fight.
  • House Democrats look to hire Parkland students to work on gun violence issues

    06/18/2018 10:02:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Alex Moe
    Lawmakers would bring students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to Capitol Hill for the summer. Student survivors of gun violence descended on Washington en masse earlier this year during the massive March for Our Lives on March 24. Now some lawmakers would like to bring them back for an entire summer. House Democrats are inviting students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — who survived a mass school shooting in February — to come intern in their offices, working on gun violence prevention....
  • A Royal Pain: UK Malcontents Throw Tantrum over Prince George's Toy Gun

    06/16/2018 12:37:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    nraila.org ^ | June 15, 2018
    The United Kingdom’s legions of miserable scolds are at it again. A mere two weeks after admonishing an English national team soccer player for a firearm tattoo, the anti-gun whiners have found a new target. This time the killjoys have deemed it their station to lecture the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on proper parenting. The sad controversy erupted on June 10, as Kate Middleton, Prince George, and his sister Princess Charlotte watched Prince William participate in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy in Gloucestershire. During the match, four-year-old George was pictured playing in the grass with an orange-tipped toy...
  • NJ’S NEW GUN LAWS: HIGHER FEES, EASIER TO CONFISCATE

    06/13/2018 6:17:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | June 13, 2018 | Mychal Simmons
    Six new gun-control laws were enacted Wednesday, including smaller ammunition magazine limits and new "red flag" laws designed to take guns from people deemed dangerous. Though New Jersey has among the nation’s most restrictive gun-control systems, most Democrats have been pushing for years to enact more, particularly in response to school shootings. Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, D-Camden, recalled a Statehouse meeting he had in April 2013 with Connecticut parents whose children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The cut in the maximum ammunition magazine, from 15 to 10 rounds, is one proposal that those parents emphasized. “We made...
  • California Man Has Home Raided, Guns Confiscated After Trying to Register Firearm

    06/12/2018 5:34:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 12, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    Jeffrey Scott Kirschenmann attempted to register an AR-15 with the California Department of Justice last month but instead found himself in significant legal trouble. The California DOJ accused Kirschenmann of illegally modifying the rifle he attempted to register. Law enforcement officials raided his home in Bakersfield before ultimately confiscating a dozen firearms and a few hundred rounds of ammunition, then charging him with a dozen felonies . . . The National Rifle Association said Kirschenmann's ordeal is proof that even those who attempt to comply with California's gun laws can still get caught up in them. "California residents attempting to...
  • Reminder to Deerfield residents: You have two weeks left to turn in your rifles and shotguns

    06/03/2018 3:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 2, 2018
    As Twitchy reported in April, the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Ill., voted to “ban the possession, sale, and manufacture of assault weapons and large capacity magazines,” declaring that assault weapons are “not reasonably necessary to protect an individual’s right of self-defense or the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia.” The list of banned weapons is extensive and specific (and of course includes the AR-15), and NRATV’s Cam Edwards on Saturday reminded Deerfield residents that they have two weeks left to hand over their weapons or remove them from the town’s limits....
  • 8-month-old girl dies in pit-bull attack

    05/30/2018 1:05:39 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 153 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 05/30/18 | Linda Trischitta and Erika Pesantes
    An 8-month-old girl was bitten by a family pit-bull dog and died from her injuries Wednesday in Miramar, police said. The baby was in the care of a grandmother during the attack, Miramar Police Officer Yessenia Diaz said outside a home in the 2400 block of Kingston Drive. Nearby, a distraught man was being comforted by two women. The male pit bull was 3 or 4 years old and had been raised by the family since it was a puppy, Diaz said. Its sibling and mother, both pit bulls, were also in the home.
  • After Texas school shooting, Virginia Tech professor calls NRA ‘terrorist organization’

    05/22/2018 2:10:13 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/22/18 | Caleb Parke
    A Medieval Studies professor called the National Rifle Association a “terrorist organization” hours after the Santa Fe, Texas school shooting that killed 10 people Friday. “The NRA is a terrorist organization,” tweeted Matthew Gabriele, a tenured professor at Virginia Tech University. Tracy Vosburgh, a Virginia Tech spokesperson, told Fox News the anti-NRA tweet doesn’t represent the university. “Mr. Gabriele’s views are his and his alone,” Vosburgh said. “Any comment on his statement should come from him.” Gabriele declined to comment when reached, but he described himself in a tweetstorm as “a white dude with tenure who doesn’t give a s***”...
  • Teens stage ‘die-in' at Governor's Mansion

    05/21/2018 8:06:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    kxan ^ | May 10, 2018 | Jerry Becker
    Teenagers armed themselves with a megaphone and gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Austin Sunday night to try and get attention for their cause. “Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, Texas legislators -- for as long as this is happening, we will stand to make sure that common-sense gun laws are enacted,” yelled one of the speakers through the device... The students also staged a “die-in,” laying down on the ground for 23 minutes as if they were dead -- one minute for every school shooting since the start of the school year... These students also want to end the culture...
  • Shawn Mendes and Khalid perform with Parkland survivors at Billboard Music Awards

    05/20/2018 9:21:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 20, 2018 | Wendy Geller
    Shawn Mendes made a powerful statement in solidarity with gun violence victims at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 20). The singer-songwriter performed his new single “Youth” with another rapidly rising star, Khalid — as well as members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School choir from Parkland, Fla. Dressed in a t-shirt that read “Protect our guns” with a slash through the word “guns” and the word “children” replaced, Khalid harmonized with Mendes, who strummed an acoustic guitar as they delivered the song’s affecting lyrics. The song thematically champions keeping one’s spirit although times are difficult and...
  • ‘Your Prayers Don’t Work’; Hollywood Uses Shooting to Push Gun Control

    05/19/2018 8:56:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    newsbusteres.org ^ | 5/18/2018 | Corinne Weaver
    Sympathy and charity are the natural reactions to a tragedy. Using the deaths of innocent people as an immediate platform for political gain is inhuman. So, naturally, that’s the route Hollywood elitists chose to take just hours after the school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and several injured. Actors and actresses attacked everything they could get their hands on with blind, misdirected rage and virtuous grandstanding. It was like a wake of ghoulish vultures, screeching “YOUR PRAYERS DON’T WORK.” As politicians and others offered their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families, eager entertainers pounced...
  • The gun control debate has shifted. Can a new initiative bring change?

    05/15/2018 2:19:03 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    After the passion of March for Our Lives, some groups see the best hope for legislative success in states such as Washington and OregonThough America has seen a string of mass shootings over the past year, no gun control legislation has been passed at the federal level.Three months after 17 people were killed and 17 injured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, leading to a national push for reform led by student survivors, the debate has shifted, from Capitol Hill to states across the country.As November’s midterm elections approach, advocates of stricter gun laws hope to place...
  • Schools' culture of tolerance lets students like Nikolas Cruz slide

    05/14/2018 9:22:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | May 12, 2018 | Megan O'Matz and Scott Travis
    roward Schools have grown so tolerant of misbehavior that students like Nikolas Cruz are able to slide by for years without strict punishment for conduct that could be criminal. The culture of leniency allows children to engage in an endless loop of violations and second chances, creating a system where kids who commit the same offense for the 10th time may be treated like it’s the first, according to records and interviews with people familiar with the process.
  • Judge sets Twin Peaks trial dates, DA dismisses more cases (Waco)

    05/05/2018 6:32:52 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 23 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 5/4/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Frustrated by a lack of movement in the Twin Peaks cases, a judge set trial dates Friday for three bikers, while McLennan County prosecutors dismissed 13 more cases involving those indicted in the May 2015 shootout. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco’s 54th State District Court summoned six members of the Cossacks motorcycle group or their support groups to court Friday to get updates on how their cases will be moving forward. On Thursday, prosecutors dismissed 15 cases against bikers who had been summoned to court Friday, leaving a much smaller group at the hearing in Johnson’s court. Prosecutors also formally...
  • ACLU national director calls NRA tactics "model worthy of emulation"

    05/04/2018 4:54:37 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4 May 2018 | PETER MARTINEZ
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has planned to spend $25 million on ballot measures in the 2018 midterm elections and the organization's national political director Faiz Shakir insisted Thursday that ACLU is "not a partisan organization." Its focus is building the ACLU brand similar to how the National Rifle Association (NRA) has done with its members in creating a large voting bloc. Shakir said the "NRA voter" model could be something ACLU mimics and he called it "wonderful" during an interview Thursday night on CBSN's "Red & Blue." He said "we have much to learn" from the NRA and...
  • Ken Bone says son was suspended from school for gun-range photo

    04/26/2018 10:15:28 PM PDT · by Bob434 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | april | Benjamin Brown
    Ken Bone – known for the now infamous red cardigan worn at a 2016 presidential election debate – claims his son has been suspended from school after he posted a photo of the duo learning how to shoot an AR-15 at a gun range, The River Front Times reported. Bone posted the photo on Tuesday. He captioned the picture, "Here's a pic of my son learning to shoot safely under my supervision. Maybe those security guys want to talk to him."
  • Now N.J. is looking to ban 'ghost guns'

    04/17/2018 12:47:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 17, 2018 | Brent Johnson
    Democratic state lawmakers have a new target as they aim to tighten New Jersey's already strict firearms laws: "ghost guns." A new bill that began advancing in the Democrat-controlled state Legislature on Monday would prohibit the purchase of firearm parts used to make these untraceable homemade guns. The state Senate Law and Public Safety committee approved the measure along with a package of six other Democrat-sponsored gun-control bills that continue to move closer to Gov. Phil Murphy's desk.
  • Now N.J. Democrats want to go after the NRA and gun-friendly states

    04/15/2018 6:34:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 100 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 15, 2018 | Matt Arco
    Democratic lawmakers want to take the state's tight gun control laws and expand them outside of New Jersey's borders. There's new legislation that would ban state-sponsored travel to any states that don't require their residents to obtain a permits before they purchase a firearm. The goal is to send a message to the National Rifle Association, said State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, the bill's sponsor. "Fighting the NRA on the basis logic and rational thinking has not worked," Weinberg, D-Bergen, said. "So I think the thing that might work is fighting them with their pocketbook."
  • New Hampshire Democrats Edging Away From The Second Amendment

    04/09/2018 7:07:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 30, 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    We don’t always delve down to the level of state and local politics, but this rather curious story caught my attention this week. A Democratic state representative in New Hampshire, Katherine Rogers, has stepped over the line and dared to tread where most Granite State residents would never set foot. She’s not just pushing for tougher gun control laws, but suggesting that recent talk about repealing the Second Amendment is “a discussion we should have.” (New Hampshire Journal)
  • Will Enough Ever Be Enough For the Gun Grabbers?

    04/09/2018 1:07:15 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9 April 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Full title: Will Enough Ever Be Enough For the Gun Grabbers? Let's Ask the Libs in Britain Fighting the Knife Crime ‘Epidemic’ We also point to the inevitable slippery-slope, full well knowing that’s what may of these would-be tyrants are counting on. Sure, they’re going after the so-called “assault rifles” now, because the Parkland shooter used one and they’re really scary looking, but does anyone really believe that, should they succeed in banning those, they wouldn’t go after the next thing the next psychopath uses to commit mass mayhem? . . . snip The answer is an easy one if...