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This Teacher’s Response to School Shooting is the Best We’ve Read

FixThisNation - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:32

A teacher in Florida had one of the best responses to the school shooting in Parkland last week – a Facebook post that recognized that there is something sick in our society that has nothing to do with AR-15s, the NRA, or the Republican Party.

“Okay, I’ll be the bad guy and say what no one else is brave enough to say, but wants to say,” wrote Kelly Guthrie Raley, a Teacher of the Year winner from Eustis, Florida. “Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for the mental health issues, lack of discipline in the home, horrendous lack of parental support when the schools are trying to control horrible behavior at school (oh no! Not MY KID. What did YOU do to cause my kid to react that way?), lack of moral values, and yes, I’ll say it – violent video games that take away all sensitivity to ANY compassion for others’ lives – as well as reality TV that makes it commonplace for people to constantly scream up in each others’ faces and not value any other person but themselves, we will have a gun problem in school.”

Raley said that things had changed drastically in American society since she embarked on her teaching career twenty years ago and none of them had a thing to do with the proliferation of firearms. She noted that in her first years as a teacher, she never had to be concerned about calling a student’s parents about the child’s behavior only to have the parent blame anyone and everyone else.

“Parents, it’s time to step up!” she wrote. “Be the parent that actually gives a crap! Be the annoying mom that pries and knows what your kid is doing. STOP being their friend. They have enough ‘friends’ at school. Be their parent. Being the ‘cool mom’ means not a damn thing when either your kid is dead or your kid kills other people because they were allowed to have their space and privacy in YOUR HOME.”

People on both the left and the right are sick of having the same debate after every mass shooting. So let’s stop having it! Let’s change our focus on the things that we can change, the things that might just have more to do with our current situation than the sale of assault rifles. Republicans are good about saying, “Oh, no, it’s about this and about that,” but we never actually TALK about this or that. Democrats are good for blaming guns but they never actually do anything other than reach for pie-in-the-sky solutions that wouldn’t change a damn thing.

We’re not sure we agree with every word this teacher wrote (although we do agree with much of it) but at least she had the courage to say there might be something other than gun control to talk about when teenagers are murdering their fellow students. That’s a good start.

Mainstream media reported a lie about Florida school shooter — and revealed its bias in the process

The Blaze - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:03

The mainstream media was quick to jump on a claim that the Florida school shooter belonged to a white nationalist organization. In the process, the media revealed its bias.

What happened?

On Thursday, the day after the tragic shooting, the Associated Press and ABC News, among many other outlets, reported that the Florida school shooter belong to a white supremacist organization called the “Republic of Florida.”

However, the claim was just too good to be true.

Hours after major news outlets published the claim, Florida law enforcement agencies said they had no evidence to confirm the shooter was associated with white supremacist organizations but was still investigating. They later said there was no connection between the shooter and ROF.

It turns out the claim originated from internet users on the group chat app Discord, which Politico noted “is popular with white nationalists and the alt-right.” An ABC News reporter reached out to a member of a white nationalist group chat who later claimed the shooter was a member of ROF. The user then informed others, who encouraged him to disseminate disinformation about the shooter.

And the plan worked. Multiple internet pranksters communicated with two ABC News reporters claiming to be members of the ROF who knew the Florida shooter. The reporters ran with the claims despite minimal vetting.

The AP helped the claim spread. Thursday afternoon, the outlet tweeted: “BREAKING: Leader of white nationalist group has confirmed suspect in Florida school shooting was member of his organization.” The tweet garnered tens of thousands of retweets before a correction.

The white nationalist trolls celebrated the “victory” in their group chat, according to Politico.

“Those 35 thousand people aren’t going to change their minds,” one person said.

“[T]hey are so hungry for a story that they’ll just believe anything as long as its corroborated by a few people and seems legit,” added another.

The writer’s perspective: How did the media reveal its own biases?

Since President Donald Trump’s rise to the White House, the media loves to highlight stories that paint Trump in a negative light, even if the stories are light on facts or a stretch.

And that’s exactly what happened here.

None of the stories directly connected the Florida shooter or the ROF to Trump. But the media already connects white nationalism and white supremacist organizations to Trump’s brand of politics. Trump’s win has given those organizations a breath of fresh air, many people claim.

The reporters who originated the claim failed to properly vet their sources. If they would have, they would have discovered the claim was nothing but a lie — a prank — only meant to sow distrust in the media.

They jumped on the claim because it connected the shooter to a segment of society that many Americans believe Trump has empowered. In doing so, they completely ignored the truth.

One question: If the pranksters had claimed the shooter was an Islamic extremist, would the media have so quickly reported the claim without properly vetting it?

The answer is clear: No.

What Sort of Man Carries a GLOCK?

The Truth About Guns - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:00

You’re probably too young to remember Playboy’s ad campaign “What sort of man reads Playboy?” Hell, you’re probably too young to remember Playboy. It was (is?) a magazine featuring heavily retouched pictures of naked women with written words intellectual enough to allow pre-Internet males to claim “I read it for the articles.” Flash forward to […]

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New York Times “Fact Checking” On Guns Is A Joke

The Truth About Guns - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:15

Checking Facts and Falsehoods About Gun Violence and Mental Illness After Parkland Shooting. That’s the headline hovering above a New York Times article that is a parody, a mockery of factual analysis. A piece of anti-gun agitprop the descends into pseudo scientific claptrap faster than you can say “mass shooting” . . . “Mental health […]

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Students in West Texas school district ‘feel safe’ at school — the reason why will prevent shooting

The Blaze - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 06:00

After another tragic school shooting, this time in Florida, many Second Amendment advocates say they believe placing concealed weapons in the hands of highly trained teachers will thwart the next mass shooting and add an additional layer of safety at schools.

One West Texas school district has put that theory to test and the results are what many expected.

What’s going on?

If you plan on committing mass murder at a school, you probably want to stay away from Claude Independent School District in West Texas. The reason? Because there are staffers at each school who carry concealed weapons to protect students.

According to KFDA-TV, Claude ISD implemented a program sometime in 2016 that trained staffers to carry concealed weapons and taught them what to do if ever faced with an active shooter.

“Staff members who carry are required to practice at a shooting range once a month. They also train with the Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety,” KFDA reported.

The district also places prominent signs on its campuses informing people its schools are definitely not gun-free zones.

“ATTENTION: Please be aware that the staff at Claude ISD is armed and may use whatever force necessary to protect our students,” the signs read.

What’s the net effect?

To put it mildly, staff, students and parents feel much safer with teachers who pack heat and signs warning any would-be shooter. One mother told KFDA she has “peace of mind” about her daughter’s safety at school.

“It makes me feel really, really safe that we have staff on hand if anything happened. It brings me peace of mind,” the mother said.

Students also said they have no reservations about their safety at school knowing there are teachers around them ready to act if push comes to shove.

Guns Aren’t the Problem: Quote of the Day

The Truth About Guns - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 06:00

“Guns are not the problem. We are the problem. And until we face the ugly truth that we enable troubled individuals to commit mass killings by turning a blind eye to a social environment we created, and continue to support and perpetuate, we will again and again witness these senseless, heartbreaking tragedies.” – Mass Shootings are […]

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Hoenig Rotary Round Action is a Unique Gun

America's First Freedom - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 02:35
For collectors, hunters or shooters willing to wait half a decade, the Hoenig Rotary Round Action double rifle represents a unique opportunity to acquire an incredibly well-built gun—an experience that only four other individuals will be able to share each year.

Preparedness Notes for Sunday – February 18, 2018

SurvivalBlog.com - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:05

This is the birthday of Jack Palance (1919–2006), an actor known for his “Tough Guy” roles, such as the rebel leader Jesus Raza, in The Professionals

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SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

This has been another entry for Round 75 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:
  • A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
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  • Health and Hygiene Tips for the Homestead- Part 2, by J.M.

    SurvivalBlog.com - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:04

    On our homesteads when dealing with health and hygiene, we try to prepare for gunshot wounds or severe lacerations/cuts. But in so doing, let us not overlook the more mundane killers of mankind while specializing on medical conditions that would prove very difficult to deal with in a grid down situation without medical professionals. I am talking through what is necessary, particularly as we face some of the challenges that confront third world countries now. Let’s move forward.

    Hygiene

    Yes, Grandma was mostly right in her words about hygiene– “cleanliness is next to Godliness”. Keeping one’s body and home clean and pest free preserves health! Do you remember the big porcelain pitchers and bowls found in the bedrooms of old farm houses? A daily “sponge bath” is much more practical in a grid down situation then lugging heated buckets of water to pour in a tub for bathing. If warm … Continue reading

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    Letter: Why Write an Article for SurvivalBlog?

    SurvivalBlog.com - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:03
    Dear SurvivalBlog Readers:

    To date, I have written a few letters to the editor, and several articles. I can’t speak for all authors but I can share my experience, and more important why I do it. Now, I can tell you that it isn’t easy. It’s not just about writing the article itself. The hardest part is dealing with people. If you write an article that has anything to do with money or product choice and you are almost certain to have some very interesting comments. You have to deal with a few people that think because they chose something different, you are wrong, don’t know what you are talking about, or just somewhere near stupid.

    I’ve seen authors accused of just putting words together to win the prize. If it is expensive, you are wasting money and your article is somehow useless. Honestly I could go on and on. … Continue reading

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    The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:

    SurvivalBlog.com - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:02

    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”.

    The Office of Sheriff

    Many people today in America do not recognize that American law is deeply rooted in English law as opposed to Napoleonic codes. The independently elected sheriff is one such position that can be dated clear back to 871AD. The ability of the sheriff to be elected by the people rather than appointed by a ruling official gives this position the ability to act independently and locally in the enforcement of law and justice. The position has been thoroughly Americanized, yet the independent nature still exists and the sheriff answers directly to the people. Understanding this concept can help you select a sheriff in your county that will best serve the … Continue reading

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    The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

    SurvivalBlog.com - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:01

    “Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” – Matthew 5:33-37 (KJV)

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    The Next 90 Days Will Determine Whether Michael Snyder Goes To Congress, And We Need A $50,000 Miracle

    The Economic Collapse Blog - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 21:08

    After everything, it is going to come down to the last 90 days.  Hundreds of you have already gotten involved in this campaign either as volunteers or donors, and we have shocked the Idaho political elite by becoming one of the leading contenders in this race.  But there is no prize for coming in second place.  On May 15th, the voters in Idaho’s first congressional district will make their choice, and we didn’t put our blood, sweat and tears into this thing to come in second or third.  As I write this, there are four candidates that still have a legitimate shot of winning, and we are one of the four.  Our numbers have been steadily improving, and it is an incredibly tight race.  We have a great plan for pulling ahead during the final three months, but we need more resources in order to implement it.  Some of the best political minds in Idaho are on our team, and we know exactly what we need to do, but in order to make our plan a reality we need a $50,000 miracle.  If you feel a prompting in your heart to help, here is the information that you will need…

    Donate By Credit Card Online: https://secure.anedot.com/michaelsnyderforcongress/donate

    Donate By Paypal: https://donorbox.org/michael-snyder-for-congress

    Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

    Michael Snyder For Congress
    PO Box 1136
    Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

    If 1,000 of my readers each donated $50 today, we would have everything we need to implement our plan for the rest of this election by tomorrow.

    Unfortunately, if we don’t win this election it is going to be a major disaster for the Trump movement.  We don’t want to send someone to Washington that has publicly said that he “never” will support Donald Trump.  We don’t want to send someone to Washington that has publicly said that Donald Trump “can go straight to hell”.  And we definitely don’t want to send someone to Washington that voted against Donald Trump and that has literally surrounded himself with “never Trumpers”.

    At first I didn’t fully understand why the Lord moved me in this direction, but now it has become exceedingly clear that there are no other acceptable options in this race.  Trump voters all over the district are pouring into our campaign, but there are still hundreds of thousands more voters that we need to reach with our message.

    We are hoping that President Trump himself will come out to Idaho and make an appearance in support of our campaign.  If you would like to see this happen, there is something that you can do to help us.

    We are encouraging all of our supporters to write to President Trump.  Please let him know that we would love to have him come out to Idaho and help get out the vote for our campaign.  If you would like to lend your hand to the effort, you can find the information for contacting the White House right here…

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/get-involved/write-or-call/

    You can also contact the Trump team on Trump’s social media accounts…

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

    If hundreds of you make your voices heard, it will make a huge difference.  And if we can get President Trump to make even a brief appearance on behalf of our campaign, that would almost certainly be enough to get us the victory.

    Last week we had a very successful visit to central Idaho, and this week we will be down in south Idaho once again.  Everywhere we go the response to our campaign has been overwhelmingly positive, and we won the most recent KIDO online survey by a wide margin.

    But a couple of our opponents have raised a bit more money than us, and we must close that gap.  We cannot allow a RINO to steal this seat by simply outspending us.

    Have you ever seen an Olympic athlete run out of gas and blow a lead at the very end of a long race?  Well, we definitely do not want that to happen to us.  Throughout the second half of 2017 we worked incredibly hard in order to put ourselves into a position to win this thing, and now this is the big final push.  Fundraising is down from last quarter, but now is the time when we actually need it the most.

    If you would like to see us win this race for Congress, please consider donating to the campaign.  We literally need a miracle, and you can be part of that miracle by making a contribution today…

    Donate By Credit Card Online: https://secure.anedot.com/michaelsnyderforcongress/donate

    Donate By Paypal: https://donorbox.org/michael-snyder-for-congress

    Donate By Check: Make your check out to “Michael Snyder For Congress” and send it to the following address…

    Michael Snyder For Congress
    PO Box 1136
    Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

    I would like to thank everyone that has gotten involved in the campaign so far.  What we have already accomplished is a major miracle, and we have already completely shocked the Idaho political establishment.

    But coming in second or third is not good enough, and in order to win on May 15th we have got to give it everything that we have got over the next 3 months.

    In Liberty,

    Michael Snyder

    Hero Citizen Stops Mass Shooting in a Church, Cops Show Up and Shoot HIM – Media Silent

    SHTFplan.com - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 20:14

    A potentially deadly mass shooting in a church of 100 people was foiled this week by a hero citizen who then became the victim of trigger-happy cops who shot the wrong man.

    Amarillo, TX — As news of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida dominated the airwaves this week, a massive hostage situation—which was quickly turning into a mass shooting situation—was foiled by a hero in a church. That hero, however, is now in the hospital after police showed up to the scene and shot him.

    The situation was well on its way to becoming one of the deadliest shootings in history as the gunman took over 100 people hostage inside the Faith City Mission church on Wednesday.

    “They said there was a gun in the building everyone started running all different ways,” said Clay Murdock, a student at Faith City Mission.

    According to WLOX, Murdock said he tried to get as many people inside their sound room as possible.

    “We’re standing in there and everyone starts praying,” said Murdock. “I went outside to see what was going on if I could get more people in there and right when as I went outside the guy was standing right in front of me with the pistol.”

    Murdock then ran outside.

    According to the Amarillo police, the initial call came in around 8:45 a.m. and indicated that there was an armed suspect inside who was holding 100 people hostage.

    Sergeant Brent Barbee told reporters that when officers breached the building, they encountered an individual who had a handgun.

    The officers fired shots that struck the man,” said Barbee. “After some additional investigation, they’ve learned that the man that [had] the gun may have taken the firearm away from the original suspect in the call. The man who originally had the gun has been taken into custody.”

    Later that day, police clarified that they indeed shot the wrong man.

    “The initial investigation indicates that the man the officer shot had originally been in a struggle with the original suspect and had taken away the gun from the suspect. The initial suspect has been taken into custody and is not injured. No other persons were hit by gunfire. This is very early in the investigation and more details will be available at a later time,” read the report.

    As Amarillo.com reports, the hero of the story is a student at Faith City Mission church. After he and the private church security officers wrestled the shooter to the ground and got the gun away from him, one or more Amarillo police officers opened fire on the student.

    “Members of the security team took the gunman down and one of our students was able to wrestle the gun away,” she said. “Our thoughts are with our injured student and we praise God for his protection while honoring the heroic actions of our security team, students and everyone else involved — which prevented the situation from becoming far worse.”

    The student was taken to a local hospital. The gunman, Joshua Len Jones, 35, of Amarillo was taken to jail unharmed.

    Faith City Mission Executive Director Jena Taylor said the student, who was not identified, had surgery Wednesday but was in stable condition and remains hospitalized, reports Amarillo.com.

    “One of our staff members visited the student that was shot and he is resting well after surgery,” Taylor said.

    Predictably, this story received no coverage in the mainstream media as it is showed brave citizens in a positive light while highlighting the fact that cops shot and nearly killed the hero.

    Please share this story with your friends and family to spread a bit of good news in what has surely been a tragic week of reporting.

    Shock: Preachers Harassed And Arrested For Speaking About Christianity Without The States Permission 

    The Daily Sheeple - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 18:12

    Two street preachers are targeted, confronted and eventually arrested by transit officers who insist that they stop talking about their Christian beliefs without getting the agency’s permission first, and the courts say that’s all right.

    But the Rutherford Institute thinks otherwise, and that’s why it’s seeking a rehearing before the entire 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in a First Amendment case involving preachers Don Karns and Robert Parker.

    A panel of the appeals court previously ruled that the two transit officers, Kathleen Shanahan and Sandra McKeon Crowe, were justified in ordering the preachers to be quiet, grilling them over their activities, and then arresting and charging them – all because they were sharing their beliefs in a public location.

    “This case sheds light on a disconcerting bureaucratic mindset that wants us to believe that the government has the power to both bestow rights on the citizenry and withdraw those rights when it becomes necessary, whether it’s the right to proselytize on a train platform, the right to address one’s representatives at a city council meeting, or the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures,” said constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute.

    “Yet those who founded this country believed that our rights are unalienable, meaning that no man or government can take them away from us. Thus, the problem in this case is not the absence of any specific law allowing free speech on the train platform. Rather, the problem is government officials who have forgotten that they work for us and their primary purpose is to safeguard our rights.”

    Rutherford is seeking a rehearing in the case that erupted when Karns and Parker were preaching at a Princeton, New Jersey, train station.

    They were charged with trespass and obstruction of justice but eventually cleared of the charges.

    They then sued the New Jersey Transit Corp. and the officers over the demand that they “obtain a permit” to talk, non-commercially, with others at the public station.

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    TTAG Daily Digest: Unintentional Irony, Tactical Edge, Moi? F-Bomb Your AR, Suppressor? I Just Met Her!

    The Truth About Guns - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 18:04

    On Twitter, Teachers Trade DIY Tips on Protecting Their Students Against Mass Shooters the headline at thetrace.org teases. I’m not surprised that Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitpropmeisters couldn’t see the irony of a teacher bitching that he had a chair leg for self-defense, asking for other strategies to combat school shooters. Hey Ian! WHAT ABOUT A […]

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    Florida High School Student: ‘We Really Thought This Was A Drill Throughout Much Of It”

    The Daily Sheeple - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:58

    The son of an FBI agent says he and his classmates thought the code red was just a drill until they saw the headlines on the news.

    PARKLAND, Fla. (INTELLIHUB) — Stoneman Douglas H.S. Senior Brian Hogg told CBS News on Friday that he and his classmates were not only told prior to the code red that there was going to be an active shooter drill but they actually thought much of what happened yesterday was actually a drill.

    “We really thought this was a drill throughout much of it surprisingly because teachers and students had been talking about having a possible code red drill, which is an active shooter drill, for quite some time,” the senior explained. “That’s what we thought this was.”

    Hogg admits, he thought it was a drill until he and others started to see the headlines.

    “Once we started seeing the headlines we realized that this was anything but a drill,” he explained. “This was life or death.”

    Additionally, Hogg said that despite the fact his father is an FBI agent he is a pacifist who would like to see the issue of gun control brought to the political forefront.

    Hogg is a student journalist.

    Other students also said they thought the code red was a drill.

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    Anti-Gun News Outlets Push False Claim That Florida Shooter Was ‘Trained’ By The NRA

    The Daily Sheeple - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:43

    “TRAINED BY THE NRA.”

    That’s the bombastic and misleading headline running in The New York Daily News’ Saturday print edition about Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man who confessed to murdering 17 high school students and faculty in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.

    The rampage, in which Cruz used an AR-15, sparked a typical debate over gun rights, with Democrats and liberals calling for increased gun control. Part of the strategy has been to link Cruz to the National Rifle Association, the largest gun lobby in the U.S.

    The Daily News cited an Associated Press report in its misleading article, but without providing additional context that undercuts the idea that Cruz was “trained” by the NRA.

    Instead, Cruz was a member of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program at Stoneman Douglas High School, where Wednesday’s shooting took place. JROTC programs operate in more than 1,700 high schools across the U.S. and are sponsored by the U.S. Army rather than the NRA. (RELATED: JROTC Students Saved Peers By Using Kevlar Shields During Parkland School Shooting)

    The Daily News report, and others published by left-leaning news outlets, also avoids mentioning the FBI’s admission on Friday that the bureau failed to act on a tip last month from someone who said that Cruz had expressed a “desire to kill people.”

    Vox, a left-leaning website, published an article with the headline: “Nikolas Cruz was reportedly on an NRA-funded rifle team in high school.”

    And Think Progress, a website affiliated with the leftist Center for American Progress, published a piece headlined, “The NRA donated $10,000 to help train the Parkland shooting suspect to use a rifle.”

    As part of Stoneman Douglas’ JROTC program, Cruz competed in air rifle marksmanship competitions with other schools.

    “He was a very good shot,” Aaron Diener, a teammate of Cruz’s in the marksmanship program, told the Associated Press.

    According to the Associated Press, the NRA Foundation gave $2.2 million in cash and non-cash grants to schools in 2016. Most of the grants — $1.8 million worth — were in-kind donations of “equipment for high school air rifle teams to gun safety programs for younger children.”

    Stoneman Douglas received a $10,827 non-cash grant as part of the program, according to the AP.

    There is no evidence that the NRA provided marksmanship training to Cruz or any other JROTC members.

    The Daily News and other breathless reports about Cruz’s alleged NRA links left out other critical context about the JROTC funding.

    Some of the grants provided to Stoneman Douglas’ program were used to purchase bulletproof Kevlar curtains that were used to protect students during Cruz’s rampage.

    As the AP reported:

    Colton Haab, a second lieutenant and platoon leader in the school’s JROTC, told The Associated Press that he helped usher about 90 students into the room where cadets train with pellet rifles.

    Haab moved the Kevlar sheets used as a backdrop for target practice away from the wall and told everyone to hide behind them. As it was, the shooter never approached the ROTC rooms.

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    CNN: Chat Logs Show School Shooter Hated Jews, Even Though He Was Jewish Himself

    The Daily Sheeple - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:39

    Instagram chat logs from confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz show he “repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views” and said he was “glad” he never met his own mother because she “was a Jew,” CNN reports.

    From CNN:

    CNN, investigating comments the shooter may have left on a now-deleted YouTube channel, was added to the private Instagram group by one of the active members in it. The responding group members, who appear to be younger than 18, have refused to confirm their identities to CNN on or off the record.

    When asked for comment or whether they knew about the private chat group, the FBI directed CNN to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

    Most of the conversation in the group since Cruz joined around August 2017 is between six people — including Cruz.

    … In one part of the group chat, Cruz wrote that he hated, “jews, ni**ers, immigrants.”

    He talked about killing Mexicans, keeping black people in chains and cutting their necks….

    Cruz said he hated black people simply because they were black; Cruz hated Jews because he believed they wanted to destroy the world.

    …The bio on one of his Instagram accounts read, “annihilator.”

    At one point in the chat, he wrote, “I think I am going to kill people.” After a member told him not to say things like that, he said he was just playing.

    During one of the anti-Semitic rants in the chat, Cruz spoke of his birth mother, saying, “My real mom was a Jew. I am glad I never met her.”

    “There are no indications in the group chat that any member, including Cruz, is or was part of a white nationalist or white supremacist group,” CNN reports.

    The FBI was directly tipped off on January 5th that Cruz had a desire to kill people, was amassing guns, making disturbing social media posts and potentially wanted to conduct a school shooting, but they failed to follow it up.

    According to the New York Post, deputies had visited his home 39 times in only seven years.

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    “One Of The Most Vile, Misleading Headlines Of Our Time”: NY Daily News Runs FAKE NEWS Headline Claiming Florida Shooter Was “Trained” By The NRA

    SHTFplan.com - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:25

    In what has been described as one of the most vile, misleading headlines of all time, the left leaning New York Daily News published their Saturday edition with a cover that includes the ridiculous fake news claim that alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was actually “trained” by the NRA themselves.

    Apparently aiming to give Democrats an assist with their renewed push to disarm the American people, The NY Daily News latched onto the fact that the JROTC program at the school received funding from the NRA as evidence that the shooter himself received training from them.

    The problem? The claim is about as misleading as they come, especially when you consider that while it is true that Cruz was at one time a member of the JROTC, so where dozens of other students, some who even HELPED others get out of the school during the shooting itself!

    All the NRA did was give a grant to the JROTC program. They did not “train” Cruz and, sadly, the leftist propagandists at the NY Daily News are well aware of this fact but are hoping their readers are so uninformed that they believe this actual fake news.

    The story itself was specifically designed as a hit piece against an organization that liberals throughout the country have painted as an all powerful, well-funded group when, in reality, anti-gun groups have spent literally hundreds of millions of more dollars than ANY pro-gun group ever has.

    Users on Twitter were quick to destroy the fake news cover, making it clear that at least some Americans are able to see through this transparent leftist propaganda.

    Make no mistake. ALL those involved with this disgusting hit piece, including the reporters who wrote it, the editors who allowed it, and the punk who wrote the fake news headline are nothing more than leftist propagandists masquerading as journalists.

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