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  • Columnist Pushes for Passage Gun Control Laws Regardless of Effectiveness

    02/20/2018 3:13:15 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    AIM ^ | February 20, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    When shooting sprees occur, such as the events last week in Florida, it’s more important we just do something than it is that the response is timely or effective, according to columnist Jill Lawrence. “As both sides in the gun debate mobilize for a possible second act on Capitol Hill, could we please retire the argument that taking step X on guns wouldn’t have prevented tragedy Y?” Lawrence wrote in 2013 in an article reproduced this week to try to sway the new Florida-inspired debate on gun control.
  • Florida House Votes Down Motion to Ban AR-15s

    02/20/2018 3:08:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 20, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    A busload of surviving students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled to the Florida state capital Tuesday to lobby on behalf of gun control legislation. Despite their efforts, the Florida House has voted down a motion take up a ban on the AR-15, tabling the measure. The vote was 36-71.Seventeen people were killed and over a dozen injured when a former student opened fire on the school last week. The shooter, Nikolas Cruz, used an AR-15.Soon after the carnage, lawmakers renewed their calls for a ban on the rifle. It got support from even Republican governors like John Kasich,...
  • Wooden Sticks Instead Of Rifles? Civil War Reenactment Canceled Due To Elk Grove Gun Law [CA]

    02/20/2018 2:48:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | February 19, 2018 at 10:46 pm | By Jennifer McGraw
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A war was lost before it ever could begin, according to local historians who were hoping to fire up a mock battle. The Elk Grove Historical Society planned a Revolutionary War reenactment for more than a year and has had similar events in the past, but it’s now forced to cancel the event because of local gun laws. The group had already printed up flyers to market the mock battle, hoping to draw in 3,000 people for the two-day event at a regional park. “We would have encampments and all kinds of entertainment for the kids...
  • Florida School Shooting Survivors Take Gun Control Message on the Road

    02/20/2018 1:36:43 PM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 20, 2018 | Staff
    Grief and rage over one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history have forced some lawmakers to begin to rethink their positions on gun control, and a powerful chorus of teenage voices is pushing those in Florida to limit access to semiautomatic rifles. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed last week, are traveling on Tuesday to Tallahassee, the state capital, to call for a ban on assault rifles. The direct appeal to the Legislature follows protests outside schools, social media appeals and national television appearances.
  • Will the Parkland Kids Change the Gun Debate?

    02/20/2018 1:35:04 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | February 20, 2018 | Dave Cullen
    Since April 20, 1999, when 12 students and a teacher were gunned down at a high school in Colorado, I have covered most mass shootings in America in some capacity, and I have never seen anything like these Parkland kids. This one seems different—these young survivors are speaking out, and calling out the politicians who have done nothing for the last two decades. When Columbine struck, I remember spending all afternoon and most of the first evening outside the school with students, and policy was the last thing on anyone’s mind. I was with them every day that week, and...
  • High-Schooler David Hogg visited CNN H.Q. *BEFORE* the Parkland Shooting

    02/20/2018 1:09:22 PM PST · by gaijin · 110 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Admin
    Things keep getting stranger with young David Hogg. First, we learn the mainstream media’s school shooting darling is the son of an FBI agent (retired). Then he goes on television ranting against President Trump when the deadly Florida school shooting last week — it turns out — was more the fault of the FBI than anyone even close to the White House. Hogg ranted live on CNN and CBS and all other networks as his anti-Trump and anti-GOP gun control comments went viral in the mainstream media vacuum. Liberal Nation applauded. But now we learn Hogg was hanging out...
  • Trump Announces He Signed Memo To Ban Bump Stocks

    02/20/2018 1:08:04 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 184 replies
    Ali Vitali ^ | February 20, 2018 | Ali Vitali
    New: Trump just said he signed a memo directing the Attorney General to propose a rule outlawing bump stocks, all devices "that turn legal weapons into machine guns." He expects those regulations to be finalized "very soon."
  • MSNBC’s Katy Tur: ‘Kids or Guns, What Do You Value More?’

    02/20/2018 12:52:05 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 84 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 20, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    MSNBC host Katy Tur asked viewers on Tuesday if they values guns or children more while previewing her next segment about high school students from Florida convening in Tallahassee to confront Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R.) about gun reform. After speaking with a guest about special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians last week, Tur previewed her next segment about high school students speaking out about gun reform. "Kids or guns? What do you value more?" Tur said. "Students from south Florida head north to confront Gov. Rick Scott. We're on the bus with them." Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old...
  • Trump And Mental Health – The Gun Control Lie

    02/20/2018 9:25:22 AM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-20-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Never mind that the FBI failed to heed and follow up repeated and explicit warning about Nikolas Cruz before his shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida. Never Mind the FBI was too busy chasing phantom Russian collusion to locate a future killer that any nerd living in their parent’s basement could have located with ease. According to mental health professional Jimmy Kimmel, Trump made Parkland happen by rescinding Obama administration regulations barring the mentally ill from getting guns: Kimmel kept addressing Trump by adding that politicians and the president like to say that mass shootings are a mental health issue. He...
  • Another Tragedy, Another Round Of Politicization

    02/20/2018 5:14:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 19, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (RET)
    Another deadly school shooting brings about predictable political behavior, something we always see after these horrific incidents. We can’t get through a reasonable grieving period after the recent shooting in a Florida high school before the event is politicized. The discussion we should have about empowering state law enforcement to handle persons who exhibit warning signs is suppressed by demagogues regurgitating calls for gun control. But first, we must allow grieving to take place.It’s not appropriate to have a discussion about solutions in the immediate aftermath of such incidents. When people are still in a high state of emotion, rational...
  • 7 Simple Steps to Eliminate School Shootings Overnight

    02/20/2018 4:02:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 18, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    Here’s seven simple steps that can and should be implemented overnight across the country and in similar fashion school shootings would be eliminated. This list is not exhaustive but is a starting point where good-willed people can come together to make a significant difference now. Metal Detectors In Every School Enforce Everything Perform Active Shooter Drills Reinforce Doors, Windows, Buses, Locks Recruit Retired Military & Law Enforcement Arm All Appropriate Personnel Publicize Consequence
  • Calling Good, Evil and Evil, Good: How ‘Christian Liberals’

    02/19/2018 6:07:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 18, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    When it comes to the gun control debate, there is little sunlight between the most ardent Marxist and politically liberal “Christians,” especially those of the so-called “Red-Letter” stripe.So when a homicidal maniac shoots up a mall, a movie theater, a concert, or a school, as was tragically the case last week in Parkland Florida, both liberal Christians and run-of-the-mill Leftists bleated for the same unworkable solution - more gun control.Run-of-the-mill Leftists, of course, are expected to trot out the disarmament song-and-dance. After all, how else do they expect to impose a totalitarian state on the populace? But how is it...
  • Israel proves the NRA's arguments

    02/19/2018 5:56:52 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 2/15/18 | Tzvi Lev
    In reality, Israel's gun policy is living proof of the arguments the American gun lobby has been making for years. Wednesday's horrific shooting in Florida has reignited the gun rights debate in the United States over the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, adopted in 1791, which states:: "... the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." ....After a particularly bloody Jerusalem shooting attack that killed four, then-Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan drastically changed the gun laws in order to significantly raise the number of armed civilians on the streets. Instantly, graduates of Special...
  • ‘NRA Is Not Okay’: Students Taking ‘Never Again’ Movement To Washington

    02/19/2018 5:14:28 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies
    See BS Fake News Miami ^ | 2/19/18 | Ted Scouten
    “NRA is not okay. NRA is not okay.” It’s a chant we’re hearing a lot since the deadly shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Students from around South Florida are joining the “Never Again Movement” started by Stoneman Douglas students. There have been various groups – one was from South Broward High. Another group was outside American Heritage. “I just want peace and I just want an end to violence. I don’t want anymore innocent kids dying,” said student Nia Jean.
  • A Gun-Control Measure Conservatives Should Consider

    02/19/2018 3:28:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | February 16, 2018 | David French
    To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice your religion. It’s a co-equal liberty in the Bill of Rights, grounded not just in the minds of the Founders but in natural law. Against this backdrop, most forms of gun control proposed after each mass killing represent a collective punishment. The rights of the law-abiding are restricted with no...
  • Bob Franks in New Jersey (2001 NJ GOPE flashback)

    02/19/2018 4:33:18 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 22, 2001 | The New York Times
    Republicans in New Jersey face an unambiguous choice in next Tuesday's gubernatorial primary between a Republican moderate and a candidate with strident and untested views. Bob Franks is clearly the better qualified of the two. Mr. Franks has shown himself to be a pragmatist with the experience and temperament to carry the party's banner admirably in the November election. What was expected to be an easy victory for Mr. Franks has turned into a bitter, close race with name-calling that threatens to discourage voters from showing up. That would be a big mistake, especially for moderate Republicans. Mr. Franks, a...
  • Schundler Wins Primary In New Jersey Governor's Race (2nd Amendment Warrior in NJ-Flashback)

    02/19/2018 3:09:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 27, 2001 | David M. Halbfinger
    Bret D. Schundler, the crusading conservative mayor of Jersey City, soundly defeated former Representative Bob Franks in the Republican primary for governor today, setting up a sharply drawn November contest with James E. McGreevey, the Democrat. Mr. Schundler, an ardent opponent of abortion and a supporter of the rights of gun owners, who promised to lower taxes, cut government spending and take down the tollbooths on the Garden State Parkway, united both fiscal and social conservatives behind his campaign. His wide margin of victory, despite a Republican establishment united behind his opponent, gave the party's conservative wing the upper hand...
  • Teenagers stage 'lie-in' outside White House in support of Parkland shooting victims

    02/19/2018 2:54:42 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 19, 2018 | Dylan Stableford
    A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand action from President Trump on gun control. The students, with Teens for Gun Reform, took turns lying down for three minutes to symbolize “how quickly” the organization says suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz could have legally purchased the gun he allegedly used to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.
  • South Florida high school students walk out to protest gun violence

    02/19/2018 2:33:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    NBC-2 ^ | 2/19/18
    Students in South Florida took to the streets to demand an end to gun violence. Students walked out of classes at Olympic Heights High School in Boca Raton around 9:30 a.m. taking their call for action, and for safer schools, outside... The protest also included students in Plantation, Florida, who showed up to school on their day off. The students called on each other for support and action while calling out adults for failing them. "I think it's really important that we come together now," said American Heritage junior Veronica Ritkes," since adults are not doing it for us."
  • Florida shooting: Should US gun raffles be cancelled?

    02/19/2018 2:23:25 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th February 2018 | BBC News
    Organisers of gun giveaway competitions in the US have come under pressure following the Florida school shooting that killed 17 on Wednesday. Republican politicians in Maryland and Kansas went ahead with their gun giveaways, while a county sheriff in North Carolina cancelled his raffle. A children's baseball team defended its decision to continue with a fundraising effort, in which the winner will receive an AR-15 assault rifle. That type of gun was used in Florida. Gun sweepstakes - costing as little as $5 (£3.50) per ticket - are a part of life in some parts of the US, with the...