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  • Parkland, Fla., students and families flew to Washington, D.C., on the Patriots’ plane

    03/23/2018 10:41:48 AM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Students and families from Parkland, Fla., were transported to Washington, D.C., ahead of the “March for Our Lives” against gun violence this Saturday with the help of the New England Patriots. On Thursday, team owner Robert Kraft provided the team’s official plane to fly the families of the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and some of the students who were injured to the nation’s capital for the event, Patriots spokesman Stacey James said. James said Kraft decided to lend the plane to those affected by the shooting after former Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords and her...
  • Bill Murray compares ‘anti-gun’ Parkland students to Vietnam War protesters

    03/23/2018 10:02:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Actor and comedian Bill Murray penned an op-ed Thursday comparing the Parkland shooting survivors to the students “who helped end the Vietnam War.” Writing for NBC News THINK, Mr. Murray drew parallels between the Parkland students and the Vietnam War student protesters who spurred the antiwar movement of the 1960s. “I was thinking, looking at the kids in Parkland, Florida who have started these anti-gun protests, that it really was the students that began the end of the Vietnam War,” Mr. Murray wrote. “It was the students who made all the news, and that noise started, and then the movement...
  • Governor Rauner Shows Political Courage in Illinois

    03/22/2018 12:42:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeanne Ives and Governor Bruce Rauner It isn't often that you see political courage shown in Illinois. Illinois is a deep blue state that has very restrictive gun control laws. Chicago politicians are all to eager to curry favor with the national media and to go-along to get-along with the anti-Second Amendment agenda. Illinois politics is dominated by Chicago. Governor Bruce Rauner went against the flow and the enormous power wielded by the network media. He vetoed an expensive and ineffective bill, SB 1657, designed to make gun sales more difficult in Illinois, at least for small dealers.  From...
  • Citi sets restrictions on gun sales by retail clients

    03/22/2018 11:18:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 22, 2018 11:55 AM | Ross Kerber, Nikhil Subba
    Citigroup Inc. (C.N) added restrictions on firearms sales for new retail-sector clients, the Wall Street bank said on Thursday, the strongest move to date by a major U.S. lender following last month’s high school shooting in Florida. In an e-mailed statement, Citi said it will require those clients only sell firearms to customers who have passed a background check, restrict sales of firearms for people under 21 years of age, and not sell so-called “bump stocks” or high-capacity magazines. The bank’s new rules come weeks after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people, the second-deadliest shooting...
  • Watch: Dad explodes on principal for letting kids, 12, hold anti-gun walkout (pawns)

    03/22/2018 6:32:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 3/21/2018 | unknown
    A California father is boiling mad, demanding to know who authorized 12-year-old children to walk out of their middle-school classes for an anti-gun protest last week. The father, identified as John Gunn, videotaped his confrontation with Anacapa Middle School Principal Barbara Boggio, with the Ventura Unified School District in Ventura, California. He posted the video on Facebook after young kids left class last Wednesday for the National School Walkout. Gunn said the school never told him that the students would be allowed to leave class. “I want to know who authorized these kids to go out and leave the class...
  • Senator Rand Paul nails it on Twitter

    03/21/2018 8:09:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 21, 2018 | Senator Rand Paul
    @RandPaul: It’s a good thing we have Republican control of Congress or the Democrats might bust the budget caps, fund planned parenthood and Obamacare, and sneak gun control without due process into an Omni...wait, what?
  • Oregon initiative would outlaw assault weapons, unless guns are registered with police

    03/21/2018 7:12:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | KATU News
    SALEM, Ore. – A recently filed Oregon initiative would make manufacturing, importing, possessing, purchasing or selling an assault weapon or large capacity magazine a crime – with only a few exceptions. If passed, Oregon Initiative 42 would only allow owners to keep their assault weapons and large capacity magazines if they register them with Oregon State Police. If the initiative goes into effect, anyone who owns an assault weapon or large capacity magazine will be required to remove them from the state, sell the items, surrender the items to a law enforcement agency for destruction, render the assault weapon permanently...
  • Garth Brooks Tears Up Supporting March for Our Lives

    03/21/2018 9:15:23 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 72 replies
    Entertainment Tonight via Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | 3/20/2018 | Leena Tailor‍
    Garth Brooks got emotional while performing a song for students taking part in March for Our Lives during his Inside Studio G weekly Facebook Live show on Monday. The country legend was shown a letter by Parkland, Florida, student Emma Gonzalez during the session for fans. Gonzalez is a student advocate and activist for gun control, who survived the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.
  • Not Always Like This

    03/21/2018 12:04:44 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 21 March 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Parkland, Florida, massacre. Part of the responses to those murders are calls to raise the age to purchase a gun and to have more thorough background checks -- in a word, to make gun purchases more difficult. That's a vision that sees easy gun availability as the problem; thus, the solution is to reduce that availability. The vision that sees "easy" availability as the problem ignores the fact...
  • Staten Islanders to attend 'March For Our Lives' rally in Washington D.C.

    03/20/2018 1:45:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | March 20, 2018 | Tracey Porpora
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Shortly after 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. were the victims of a mass shooting in February, Staten Island activists mobilized and are now gearing up to attend the "March For Our Lives" rally in Washington, DC on March 24. About 10 buses will leave St. George on Saturday to participate in the student-led march to stop school shootings and end gun violence. "This is a sign of hope that Staten Island is ready to join the national movement," said Lorie Honor, leader of Staten Island Women Who March,...
  • People Are Ready to Buy Some Guns in the World’s Murder Capital (Brazil)

    03/20/2018 1:09:33 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Bloomberg | March 20, 2018 | David Biller
    No excerpt allowed from Bloomberg, story here.
  • Gun control groups continue to embrace Hillary Clinton

    03/20/2018 9:01:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies ^ | March 20, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. (Photo: Giffords)National gun control organizations still use the former presidential candidate and secretary of state to garner attention for events and fundraisers. Hillary Clinton, who received the quick public endorsement from both Everytown and Giffords during her failed 2016 bid for the White House, still weighs in on gun politics and is feted by the groups. This week, the umbrella organization backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg emailed invitations to attend some 800 Everytown-sponsored March for Our Lives gun control events signed by Clinton. “I have...
  • YouTube Removing Gun Videos in 30 days

    03/20/2018 8:53:46 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 98 replies
    Full30 Facebook page ^ | 3-19-2018 | Full30
    I received an email from my Google/YouTube rep at 9:30pm tonight. He requested an emergency meeting tomorrow to discuss YouTube's new policies regarding firearms content. This is really bad. Please read this carefully and a couple of times, and let it sink in. 1/3rd of my videos or more will need to be removed. If you don't have them removed in 30 days, your channel will be deleted for policy violations. I wish this were a joke. It's not. I feel horrible for reloading channels or NFA channels. Showing how to make ammo or even showing the installation of a...
  • David Hogg: We Need To Use Our "White Privilege" To Make Sure Black Gun Victims Are Heard

    03/20/2018 6:15:32 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 91 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 19, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    At a Twitter live stream event held Monday, Parkland High School shooting survivor David Hogg said he will use his "white privilege" to make sure that other non-white victims of gun violence can be heard. Hogg lamented that if a similar event happened in a "lower socio-economic" place "like a black community" that the media would not give it the coverage like he and his fellow students have received "no matter how well those people spoke." "I think one of the greatest obstacles that we've faced though with this movement is the fact that there is a lot of racial...
  • To My—and All Other—Students: A Lesson on the Modern Left

    03/19/2018 4:26:08 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 4 replies ^ | 3/18/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    As a teacher of public school (17 years), private school (7.5 years), and homeschool (11 years), I have a truly unique perspective on education. I’ve experienced k-12 education from just about every angle imaginable. ... In my quarter-century of teaching mathematics, there’s almost nothing in education that I can say all teachers, students, administrators, parents, and politicians agree upon, save this: we want our schools to be safe. One of the great tragedies of our time has been the wanton slaughter of helpless students, faculty, and staff in what could—and should—be one of the safest places in the world. Sadly,...
  • Chipper Jones denounces assault rifles, but supports corporal punishment

    03/17/2018 6:10:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 26, 2018 | Liz Roscher
    Chipper Jones will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in July, but he’s not keeping his public statements to just baseball. The former Atlanta Braves third baseman and avid hunter shared his thoughts on gun control with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday and it won’t surprise you to find out that he has some strong opinions — but not the one you might think.
  • School-walkout unity also lays bare division among students

    03/17/2018 4:48:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    As she addressed the crowd during the walkout at her Idaho high school, Kylee Denny faced heckles and name-calling from a group of students carrying American flags, she said. The counterprotesters included many familiar faces, including her boyfriend's stepbrother. To avoid making a difficult situation worse, Kylee's boyfriend stayed in class during the rally at Hillcrest High School in Idaho Falls, which was part of Wednesday's national school walkout. "I'm dating his stepbrother, which is really incredibly awkward and it's very tense because he was being so hostile about losing respect for me because I was walking out," said Kylee,...
  • The media is out of control in its push for gun control

    03/17/2018 12:24:49 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Fact checkers are out of control, and on the issue of guns they no longer even try to pretend impartiality. Especially on social media, this is becoming a serious problem. Facebook has been working with organizations such as PolitiFact, Snopes and to filter news. Stories deemed “false” by these organization are labeled as false and are much more difficult to spread virally.
  • Does the right to bear arms extend to public housing?

    03/17/2018 8:49:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Timothy Birdnow
    The Progressive left loves to assign "rights" to poor people who have no constitutional basis (the "right" to medical care, for instance) but is strangely reticent when it comes to your Second Amendment rights. Apparently, if you live in a housing project in East St. Louis, you had best surrender your guns at the door. From the Belleville News Democrat: The woman, who was identified in the lawsuit only as N. Doe, out of fear that her abusive ex-husband could find her if she was identified, has a valid Illinois FOID license and has been trained in firearm safety, according...
  • Going to the Gun Range With Family Got These Students Suspended From School

    03/17/2018 8:36:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Katie Pavlichq
    ere's an outrageous story to end the week. A pair of students in New Jersey were reportedly suspended, one for an entire school week, after officials saw they went to the gun range with family and posted a photo of the outing on social media. From A New Jersey school district that allegedly suspended two high school students this week over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a private shooting range is facing community backlash and the threat of a lawsuit over district policies. The photo of four rifles, ammunition clips and a gun duffel bag...