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  • White House hosts Hollywood actors, experts for mental health conference

    06/03/2013 7:40:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3 Jun 2013 | y Rachel Rose Hartman
    President Barack Obama and members of his administration are holding a day-long mental health conference Monday at the White House--and they have asked Hollywood to help lend some star power. Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those invited to participate in the meeting, which features a panel on negative attitudes toward mental illness moderated by Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, a panel on mental health outreach moderated by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and opening remarks from the president and closing remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Cooper and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. Close in 2009 co-founded...
  • Massachusetts Bums lie about Question 2 (charter schools)

    11/08/2016 9:34:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    The liberal media continues to lie on behalf of lazy bum teachers in the Massachusetts schools. The schools that have let down our children for decades and have made them into brainwashed zombies, underachieving socialists and have destroyed their desire to make any accomplishment, destroyed their self esteem and have made them into automatrons who believe what the media, pop culture and government says without question The biggest lie fed to the public is that question 2 would take money out of public schools and make them fail more. This is a lie... FACT: The funding of schools in...
  • Suit Against Gunmakers, for Criminal's actions at Sandy Hook, Dismissed

    10/21/2016 1:52:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Attorney Josh Koskoff Judge Barbara Bellis struck down the lawsuit filed by attorney Josh Koskoff, representing some of the families of the victims of Adam Lanza's attack at the Sand Hook School in Connecticut. The lawsuit was fired against gun manufacturers. The Judge cited the PLCAA, Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, that forbids lawsuits of gun manufacturers, distributors, or sellers of lawful products that operate as they are designed to. The purposes of the PLCAA are to expressly to prevent this sort of lawsuit, so as to insure that citizens shall have access to such firearms. From...
  • Judge dismisses Newtown families’ lawsuit against gun maker

    10/14/2016 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 101 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | October 14, 2016 | AP via WTNH
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying federal law shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday granted a motion by Madison, North Carolina-based Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the 2012 attack. A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the school with an AR-15-style rifle.
  • The 12-year-old girl who shoots majestic wild animals for fun vows NEVER to stop

    08/29/2016 7:58:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 71 replies
    The Mirror ^ | August 29th, 2016 | By Christopher Bucktin
    Serial trophy hunter Aryanna Gourdin poses proudly alongside a majestic giraffe she has just gunned down in a picture that sparked a furious ­backlash from animal lovers. But the 12-year-old, who has a string of kills to her name, defiantly vowed never to give up shooting wild beasts and churned out the disputed claim that blood sport like this is a conservation measure that stops the decline in big game numbers. Aryanna shares the images of her and each ­dead creature on her Facebook page complete with captions bragging about the deaths, despite insisting she “loves” animals. In one sick...
  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of “regular people” who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” Facebook page. It later became “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • Sandy Hook Lead Investigator Maj. William Podgorski Dies Suddenly

    06/24/2016 6:37:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 88 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 21, 2014 | Tim Brown
    Connnecticut State Police Maj. William Podgorski, one of the lead investigator in the Sandy Hook shooting investigation, died earlier this week. Podgorski, 49, died on Monday following a brief illness and surgery. The illness was undisclosed ... Sometime after surgery on Friday, Podgorski was transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital from another hospital, Grant said. He died there Monday morning surrounded by his family. ... Podgorski was not only a part of the Sandy Hook investigation, but also was a hero in the community he served. He was awarded the Lifesaving Award from the department in 2006 after he came upon...
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alike—and Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. “Yes, the Orlando massacre was terror,” she said, “But there’s no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.” Let’s break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Rainbow Flags With #ShootBack Written on Them Found in West Hollywood

    06/16/2016 8:22:16 PM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 06/16/2016 | Ted Chen
    Rainbow flag signs with "#ShootBack" written on them were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday morning, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders, less than a week after the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flags, blending a snake symbol used by the Tea Party with the symbol for gay pride, were found all over the Southern California city Thursday morning, including in front of City Hall and one of the city's most popular gay bars, the Abbey. Crews worked all afternoon to remove the signs. City leaders say even though they're still...
  • Why Democrats aren't pushing an assault weapons ban

    06/16/2016 5:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/16 | Sarah Wheaton and John Bresnahan
    In a private meeting of Democrats on Wednesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) begged his colleagues to push a measure that might have actually prevented Sunday morning’s carnage in Orlando: an assault weapons ban. Cicilline was answering the call of President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, to keep “weapons of war” off the streets. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi nixed it. Better, she said, to focus on barring terror suspects from buying guns. That measure’s a no-brainer for Democrats, she reasoned, and easier to explain to the public. "It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the...
  • Nancy Pelosi Rejects Gretchen Carlson’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    06/17/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    During a private meeting on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the “assault weapons” ban being pushed my Democrat colleagues and Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. Pelosi said Democrats should focus on fights that are actually winnable, and she does not see an AR-15 ban as one of those fights. According to Politico, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) put forward the “assault weapons” ban, and Pelosi shut it down. She said, “It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the fight. It’s just that we want to win the fight.” Breitbart News reported that Gretchen Carlson took time on air...
  • 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...
  • Judge rules Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker can go forward

    04/15/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/16 | AP???
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians.
  • US Judge Rules Sandy Hook Victims Can Sue "Military-Style" Gun-Maker

    04/14/2016 3:48:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/14/15 | tyler durden
    In a somewhat stunning decision, SkyNews reports that a US judge has ruled that the families of victims in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School can sue the maker of the weapon used in the attack, arguing the Bushmaster rifle is a military weapon that should not have been sold to civilians.As SkyNews reports, Gun companies had sought to reject the negligence and wrongful death lawsuit filed two years after the attack by nine victims' relatives and a survivor. But Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not shield the companies...
  • Judge Rules Newtown Lawsuit Against Gun-Maker Can Go Forward

    04/14/2016 12:27:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 14, 2016 | AP
    A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians. Lanza, 20, killed 20 first-grade students and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012 with a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle that his mother had bought legally. Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, at their Newtown home with...
  • Florida college fires wacky professor who claimed Sandy Hook shooting was staged by government

    01/06/2016 6:33:46 PM PST · by The All Knowing All Seeing Oz · 53 replies
    A wacky Florida college professor who has long insisted the Sandy Hook school shooting was staged by the government was fired Tuesday, just a month after the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Connecticut attack accused him of taunting them. James Tracy, a tenured associate professor of media history at Florida Atlantic University has made headlines by claiming on his blog that the school shooting, in which 20 children and six adults were killed by a mentally ill gunman, never happened. He made similar claims about the movie shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo., later that year, the 2013...
  • Media Really Bummed They’re Losing The Gun Control Fight

    12/15/2015 12:27:03 PM PST · by Torcert · 48 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | December 13, 2015 | Bob Owens
    Oh, dear. The Associated Press has looked at what's happened since Sandy Hook, and they've come to realize that their dreams of gutting the Second Amendment have failed spectacularly. But in the three years since, many states have moved in the opposite direction, embracing the National Rifle Association's axiom that more "good guys with guns" are needed to deter mass shootings.In Kansas, gun owners can now carry concealed weapons without obtaining a license. In Texas, those with permits will soon be able to carry openly in holsters and bring concealed weapons into some college classrooms. And in Arkansas, gun enthusiasts...
  • How Many Americans Must Die For The Left's Gun-Grab To Work?

    12/15/2015 3:15:29 AM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 15, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Monday marked the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by evil psychotic Adam Lanza. This, of course, was just another opportunity for members of the left to stand on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, claiming that their deaths could only be justified with a mass gun-grab.
  • Sandy Hook parents assess victories, defeats in gun control mission

    12/14/2015 5:04:51 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/14/2015 | Michelle Miller
    Three years ago on Monday, a gunman opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 first graders and six adults. Marking the anniversary, Vice President Joe Biden tweeted: Since that nightmare, an estimated 555 children have been killed by guns in America. It is shameful that Congress hasn't acted. As the nation debates gun laws and access to mental healthcare, Newtown parents remind us of the urgency.
  • Blumenthal Calls On Cruz To Disavow PAC Ad

    11/10/2015 11:21:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” while discussing a new pro-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) super PAC ad featuring an anti-gun control message that references Presidents Barack Obama’s gun control push after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to disavow the ad.