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  • 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,...
  • Sen. Lankford Corrects Chuck Todd: Handguns Far More Popular for Crime Than AR-15s

    02/18/2018 12:13:26 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    During a February 18 appearance on NBCs Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) told Chuck Todd that handguns are used for crime far more often than AR-15s. Lankfords statement followed Todds focus on how an 18-year-old can buy an AR-15 in Florida, but must be 21 in order to buy a handgun. During the live broadcast, Lankford responded, An AR-15 is a rifle, a handgun is obviously a handgun[and] there are three, four, five times as many crimes committed with a handgun than there are with a rifle. He added, When you look at the statistics, many, many, many,...
  • Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

    02/18/2018 11:58:26 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/18/18
    Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory. Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations. Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach...
  • Public Outcry Forces University to Re-Invite Creationist Speaker (Ken Ham)

    02/16/2018 12:46:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CBN News ^ | 02/16/2018
    A week after an Oklahoma university refused to let a popular Christian speaker give a presentation on creation on campus, the school has had a sudden change of heart after facing a firestorm of controversy over its initial decision. Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter attractions, was scheduled to give a speech next month at the University of Central Oklahoma entitled "Genesis and the State of the Culture." School officials rescinded his invitation after facing pressure from an LGBT group on campus opposing Ham's March 5 appearance. Now, it seems like the event is back...
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you cant win big, go small. Thats the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Science, Secrecy and Lies in Oklahoma

    02/14/2018 5:47:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    As the Oklahoma attorney general's office fights to keep hidden from public view the results of secret hearings on the DNA science flaws and falsehoods in former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw's case, two prominent experts have stepped forward to shed bright light on the government's myriad mind-boggling failures. Forensic scientist, criminal profiler and crime reconstructionist Dr. Brent Turvey and independent forensic DNA consultant Suzanna Ryan spoke out about the Holtzclaw case for the newest episode of my investigative program on CRTV.com. Reflecting on the confirmation bias that drove the investigation, the elementary failures of evidence collection and the...
  • Special Election Results (FL, GA, OK)

    02/13/2018 4:02:17 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 67 replies
    Florida Secretary of State ^ | 2/13/18 | Florida Secretary of State
    State Representative, District 72 General Contest Results by County Compare State to County Candidate Party Votes Received James Vernon Buchanan REP 0 0% Margaret Good DEM 0 0% Alison Foxall LPF 0 0% Total 0
  • GOP senators to introduce immigration plan mirroring Trump framework

    02/11/2018 9:56:54 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 Feb 2018 | Jordain Carney
    A group of GOP senators are preparing to introduce an immigration plan that lines up with President Trump's framework as the Senate barrels toward a heated debate over the issue. Seven GOP senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will file the bill, known as the Secure and Succeed Act, on Monday. "Our proposal is supported by the President, whos come a long way to reach a compromise. This is the only Senate proposal that has any chance of passing the House and being signed into law," Grassley said in a statement. The legislation mirrors Trump's framework by offering a...
  • Fundraising, voter turnout highlight enthusiasm (FL, GA, OK elections TODAY 2/13).

    02/13/2018 5:22:29 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 28 replies
    YourObserver ^ | 2/13/18 | Ryan Butler
    Recently released fundraising totals and voter turnout figures have reaffirmed the higher-than-average attention being paid to a Florida House of Representatives race. As the House District 72 special election heads into its final day, Democrat Margaret Good and Republican James Buchanan have both out-fundraised their respective partys candidates in the 2016 House District 72 election. Another candidate in this year's race, Libertarian Alison Foxall, said she has raised the most money in her partys history for a campaign for the Florida Legislature.
  • Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt...

    02/08/2018 7:31:27 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 85 replies
    FULL TITLE: Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt and Finally Exposed Tonight Fox News is reporting on the efforts of Senator Mark Warner to make secret and off-the-record contact with Christopher Steele in March of 2017. Warner, a rabidly partisan Democrat, is the minority Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Majority Chairman is Richard Burr (R-NC) and also corrupt as hell. Not surprisingly, Burr is covering for Warner. You can read the STORY HERE Throughout the entire story-line behind the ongoing conspiracy to destabilize the presidency of Donald Trump we have pointed out that Mark...
  • Lawmaker proposes bill to prohibit selling crossbows to children after Oklahoma boys death

    02/07/2018 3:51:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 7, 2018 | K. QUERRY AND LILI ZHENG
    Lawmakers at the Oklahoma State Capitol are considering a bill that would make it illegal to sell or give a child a crossbow. Officials say the bill was created following the tragic death of a 10-year-old boy in October. Just before 6 p.m. on Oct. 21st, deputies were called to a Lincoln County home in reference to two young boys being shot with a crossbow. When officials arrived, they found 10-year-old Austin Almanza dead at the scene. Officials say 8-year-old Ayden Almanza was also injured by the crossbow, adding that the arrow was still in the boys arm when they...
  • Upcoming Special Elections Next Week Feb 12 and Feb 13

    02/07/2018 8:24:48 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 12 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 2-7-18 | Ballotpedia
    February 12, 2018 Minnesota State Senate District 54 Minnesota House of Representatives District 23B February 13, 2018 Florida House of Representatives District 72 Georgia House of Representatives District 175 Oklahoma State Senate District 27
  • Oklahoma resident trained with al Qaeda, DOJ says

    02/07/2018 9:16:30 AM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    abc15 Arizona ^ | Feb. 7, 2018 | Scripps National
    The United States Department of Justice says a resident of Oklahoma was arrested for fraud, lying to the FBI and for not disclosing that he attended an al Qaeda training camp. Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 34, is a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a current resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma. The FBI says he attended an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in late 2000. "Based on a criminal complaint signed in the Western District of Oklahoma and unsealed [Tuesday], Alfallaj was taken into custody by the FBI without incident on February 5," the announcement said. "A grand jury returned a...
  • Schiff Implies That An Oklahoma City-Style Bombing Could Happen Because Of FISA Memo

    02/04/2018 9:19:31 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 96 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | February 4, 2018
    California Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that an Oklahoma City-style bombing could happen due to public trust in the FBI being reduced by the House Intelligence Committees memo released this week. ABCs George Stephanopoulos said, You know, you talked about this strategy to discredit the Mueller investigation. Is it working? Schiff responded by bringing up a hypothetical situation where a neighbor was buying lots of fertilizer, referencing the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Oklahoma State Activists Want a Bias Response Team with the Power to Punish Racially [tr]

    01/30/2018 9:16:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | January 30, 2018 | Robby Soave
    Student activists at Oklahoma State University want the school's bias response team to have the power to punish students for racially insensitive statements. "We submit that that the university make an amendment to the student code of conduct's social justice legislation section to add language that will make 'racially insensitive and/or racist rhetoric and behavior made public knowledge' a punishable action," wrote the students, who call themselves "The Four Percent."
  • Oklahoma drivers can expect to pay more on turnpikes in 2018

    01/20/2018 8:12:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | December 6, 2017 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    OKLAHOMA CITY Drivers across Oklahoma can expect to pay more on some turnpikes next year. On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority voted to increase the tolls of some routes by 2.5 percent in January. Experts predict that the increase will cost drivers between 5 cents and 10 cents more on their trip. As you may remember, tolls were increased on the states turnpikes in March by about 12 percent. At that time, turnpike officials warned that rates would increase again in 2018 and in 2019. Officials say another 2.5 percent increase is expected in 2019.
  • Construction set to begin on Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike

    01/16/2018 8:16:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 8, 2018 | Sarah Stewart
    OKLAHOMA COUNTY - Work is set to begin next week on a controversial, new turnpike that will carve a path through eastern Oklahoma County. The Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike will connect I-40 to the Turner Turnpike, traveling roughly along Luther Road. Since the project was first announced almost two and a half years ago, it has drawn protests from many in the area who are set to lose their homes and land. Even to this day, we dont have a size or an actual line or layout for sure of what they even want, said Joe Krecke. What Krecke does...
  • The Women the Abortion War Leaves Out

    01/14/2018 12:09:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 11, 2018 | MICHELLE OBERMANJAN
    As a lifelong feminist from California, I have always believed in a womans absolute right to make choices about her own body. As a law professor, I have spent years studying the impact of restrictive abortion laws in places such as Chile and El Salvador. But eventually, I wanted to turn my attention to my own country, trying to understand the aims of the anti-abortion movement here. I went to Oklahoma, a state that has enacted so many restrictive abortion laws that it routinely tops the Americans United for Lifes annual legislative report card. I was grateful, if surprised, to...
  • AG Jeff Landry joins 10 others in backing Trump's 'sanctuary cities' executive order in court

    12/28/2017 4:34:57 PM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Attorney General Jeff Landry is urging a federal appeals court to reverse an order that is preventing the implementation of President Donald Trump's executive order regulating so-called "sanctuary cities," arguing that such immigrant-friendly jurisdictions "undermine the rule of law and deprive law enforcement of the tools necessary to enforce the law effectively." "We have seen too many crimes occur against our own States citizens due to sanctuary city policies; which is why I have been actively fighting back against these policies since taking office," Landry, a Republican, said in a news release announcing that he had joined 10 other attorneys...
  • Pyongyang on the Prairie, Part I

    12/06/2017 5:20:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    A criminal justice system that operates in the dark is arbitrary, unjust and criminal. In Oklahoma this year, a Kafkaesque set of sealed motions, secret orders and closed-door hearings completely shut out a criminal defendant, his public defenders and the public. A trial judge served as handmaiden for the prosecutors, even failing to notify the defendant and his lawyers of the kangaroo court proceedings until after they had occurred. The defendant, who is appealing his convictions and maintains his complete and actual innocence, was denied an opportunity to challenge the state's legal arguments for hiding information about a crime lab...