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Students across nation are planning walkouts and speaking out about school shootings

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:15

High school students and teachers across the nation are planning walkouts this spring to push Congress to address solutions for school shootings, Newsweek reported.

Students tweeted about the proposed walkouts with the hashtags #NationalSchoolWalkout, #April20 and #April20Walk on Twitter. It’s part of a mass boycott timed for the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999, the report stated.

A petition from the Twitter account “National School Walkout,” has gained thousands of signatures. Students said they hope it will get the attention of Congress, Newsweek reported.

“Nothing has changed since Columbine,” reads the petition on change.org. “Let us start a movement that lets the government know the time for change is now.”

Are other demonstrations planned?

A separate walkout demonstration is planned for the ” National School Walkout” for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. on March 14. The walkout is lasting 17 minutes to recognize the 17 victims of the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, according to the Twitter account “Women’s March Youth.”

“Enough is enough!” the post reads. “Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout.

The Women’s March Facebook page invites parents, teachers and administrators to join the protest. The Facebook page indicates that thousands plan to attend.

“Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day,” the group wrote.

Since the shooting, students have been among the most vocal groups.

What have students said?

Classmates of those killed during Wednesday’s shooting offered strong words for anyone opposed to new gun laws.

One of the students responded to a tweet from President Donald Trump that offered “thoughts and prayers” for the victims. The student tweeted: “Why was a student able to terrorize my school, Mr. President?”

Emma Gonzalez, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas student, called out Trump during a passionate speech she made at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Mediaite reported.

“If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never have happened and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association,” Gonzalez said.

She declared that students are going to help change existing laws.

“We are prepared to call B.S.,” she said. “Politicians, politicians who sit in their gilded houses and Senate…funded by the NRA, telling us nothing could have ever been done to prevent this, we call B.S.”

Florida sheriff has ‘game-changer’ plan to arm teachers and end gun-free school zones

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 16:34

A Florida sheriff has devised a plan to arm teachers and end gun-free school zones – and he wants the program implemented nationwide.

“There has to be a line-of-defense. It’s not something we want to do — it’s something we have to do,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told “Fox and Friends” on Saturday.

What is the plan?

Dubbed the “Sentinel Program,” Judd explained that his department has devised and already implemented a plan that would become a “game-changer” if it was implemented on school campuses nationwide.

The plan is simple: Arm teachers with concealed weapons and train them to effectively defend students should the need ever arise. The program has already been put into action at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, which is in Judd’s jurisdiction.

Judd explained that the process to choose which teachers to arm is extremely vigorous. He told the “Fox and Friends” hosts he only selects teachers with impeccable, crime-free backgrounds. Then, the teachers undergo rigorous training that includes meeting standards beyond those that Florida law enforcement must maintain. In addition, each selected teacher undergoes intense psychological evaluation.

Only after the teachers successfully complete the training are they honored as “special deputy sheriffs” and allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus.

What did Judd say?

If a program like his was in-place on Wednesday at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Judd said he believes “everything could have been different.”

“There’s no absolutes in life, but I can tell you this: At least two coaches were killed standing in front of and trying to protect kids. Don’t you believe it would be a game-changer if they had a gun to defend the children?” Judd said, adding:

Here’s the basic math: The average shooter his evil deed in two to five minutes…in fact in Broward County [where the shooting happened], it was three minutes. The average police response is plus five minutes. When 911 is called, the shooter is on the campus reeking havoc — that’s too late. We have got to wake up! Wake up and understand that we have to have more than one, that we have to have specially trained people that have concealed firearms that can run to the threat and protect our children.

Currently, the program has only been implemented in Polk County, Florida, but Judd explained he has presented it to the Florida legislature and Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and has urged them to take action.

Will the plan be implemented?

Judd told the Fox hosts that he spoke with Scott on Friday about the plan, who vowed to take action, though Judd didn’t elaborate on the conversation. However, he stressed South Florida legislators would be a roadblock to a plan like his from being implemented.

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

Florida Carry to Florida Legislature: End “Gun Free Zones,” Let Teachers Carry, Implement FASTER Training

The Truth About Guns - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 16:00

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- As the State of Florida mourns the loss of innocent lives on Wednesday in Broward County, I mourn too, but I am also angry. I am angry that the Florida Legislature has once again enabled an evil individual to take innocent lives because the Legislature refuses to acknowledge the fact that that evil people […]

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Top GOP donor threatens to cut off contributions unless party supports assault weapon ban

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:18

Al Hoffman Jr., a Florida-based real estate developer and top Republican political donor, said Saturday that he will stop making contributions to party members and organizations that do not support a ban on selling military-style assault weapons to civilians, The New York Times reported.

“For how many years now have we been doing this — having these experiences of terrorism, mass killings,” Hoffman told the Times. “It’s the end of the road for me.”

Hoffman sent his comments in an email sent to several prominent Republicans, including Jeb Bush and Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, who is considering running for the Senate in 2018, the Times reported. He wrote that he would not give money Scott and other Florida Republicans if they fail to support new gun control measures.

“I will not write another check unless they all support a ban on assault weapons,” he wrote. “Enough is enough!”

Hoffman, who was a leading donor for former PresidentGeorge W. Bush, said he will try to rally other Republican donors to support his effort.

He has donated millions to Republican candidates and causes over the years, The Times reported. That includes “more than $1 million to Right to Rise, a “super PAC” that supported Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign in 2016,” the report stated.

Is this likely to be effective?

Hoffman told the Times he doesn’t think he can convince Republicans to consider an assault weapons ban because they are too supportive of the National Rifle Association.

Referring to the recent deadly school shooting in Florida, Hoffman wrote that he believes more massacres are likely to happen unless the government intervenes.

“If we go from Orlando to Las Vegas, and now Parkland, you just have to know that there are others around the country just dreaming about staging another mass murder,” he wrote in his email.

On Wednesday, 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were killed during a mass shooting.

Since the shooting, key Republicans in Washington and Florida have not signaled an interest in new gun restrictions, the Times noted. Republicans control both the Florida and federal government and have opposed most new limitations on firearms.

A previous federal assault weapons ban was enacted in 1994 under a Democratic president and Congress, but lapsed in 2004 while Republicans had full control of Washington, the Times noted.

Hoffman has urged Republicans to support certain gun control measures in the past, but stopped short of making a threat about donations, the Times reported.

Despite Hoffman’s criticism of President Donald Trump, he has still continued to make significant donations to other Republicans, the Times reported.

Still, he doesn’t appear to be ready to give up.

“I’m going to email every single donor I know in the Republican Party and try to get them on board,” he said. “We’ve really got to start a little movement here.”

Facebook Ad VP: Mainstream Media Ignoring FACTS About Russian Ad Spending For Election

SHTFplan.com - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:14

Most of Russia’s ad spending happened after the election, but that fact doesn’t support the mainstream media’s narrative of collusion with Trump, says Facebook’s Vice President of Ad Products Rob Goldman.

“The majority of the Russian ad spend happened AFTER the election,” Goldman tweeted Friday. “We shared that fact, but very few outlets have covered it because it doesn’t align with the main media narrative of Trump and the election.”

“Most of the coverage of the Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 US election. I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was NOT the main goal.”

President Trump retweeted Goldman’s statements Saturday.

“The Fake News Media never fails. Hard to ignore this face from the Vice President of Facebook Ads, Rob Goldman!” he tweeted.

FBI Special Counsel Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians for “defrauding” the US since 2014 also suggests no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, but rather a concerted disinformation effort meant to sow discord in US domestic politics.

The revelations spurred Trump to further dig into the corporate media once again.

“Funny how the Fake News Media doesn’t want to say that the Russian group was formed in 2014, long before my run for President. Maybe they knew I was going to run even though I didn’t know!”

Hillary Clinton Outspent The Russians 53-1… And Still Lost!

SHTFplan.com - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 15:01

The mixed messages from yesterday’s “shocking” indictments of some Russian trolls (while The FBI was busily ignoring potential mass murderers in Florida) need some context to calm the chaotic “told you so” narrative spewing from every orifice of every side in this debacle.

Hillary Clinton spent 53 times more money per month than Russians seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election.

As The Daily Caller’s Amber Athey details, according to reports, the monthly Russian budget for the operation to meddle in the election was $1.2 million. As Peter Hamby pointed out on Twitter, Clinton and supporting PAC Priorities USA spent approximately $800 million in 2016.

That means Clinton and her PAC spent about $66 million a month in 2016, a whopping 53 times more money than Russia’s $1.25 million monthly budget.

It’s also worth nothing that not all of the money spent by the Russian operation was used to campaign for President Donald Trump. According to the Mueller indictment released Friday, Russian trolls also supported Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders and even planted seeds for leftist groups like “Blacktivist” and “Woke Blacks.”

After the election, Russians continued to sow division in the United States by riling up “#Resist” groups involved in anti-Trump protests.

But none of that matters… Russians ‘meddled’ – end of story, Adam Schiff will no doubt be popping corks this weekend.

SILENCER SATURDAY #7: The Sound Of Silence

The Firearm Blog - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:45

Thanks for coming back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday – where the most important sound is silence. Besides a few odds and ends, today we will take a look at a few manufacturers located outside of the United States. Because of U.S. importation restrictions, the sale of foreign made suppressors is limited to military, government and […]

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Teacher pens FB post about Florida school shooting. It’s gone mega-viral for all the right reasons.

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:37

Kelly Guthrie Raley was named “Teacher of the Year” at her Florida school, Eustis Middle School, for the 2017-2018 school year last month, according to Fox News. But now she’s being recognized for her cultural commentary following the tragic Florida school shooting.

In a Facebook post that’s gone mega-viral, Ms. Raley analyzes American culture at-large and how it contributed to Wednesday’s shootings and other previous mass shootings.

What did she say?

Raley did not hold anything back. She wrote:

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. Our kids don’t understand the permanency of death anymore!!!

The middle school teacher then told parents they need to “STEP UP,” explaining that much of the cultural problem begins at home.

“My parents NEVER supported any bad behavior from me. I was terrified of doing something bad at school, as I would have not had a life until I corrected the problem and straightened my a** out. My parents invaded my life,” Raley wrote.

“They knew where I was ALL the time. They made me have a curfew. They made me wake them up when I got home. They made me respect their rules. They had full control of their house, and at any time could and would go through every inch of my bedroom, backpack, pockets, anything!” she explained.

“Parents: it’s time to STEP UP! 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,” Raley charged.

Raley wanted to emphasize that her post had nothing to do with the conversation about guns or gun control. She wrote:

This post wasn’t about gun control. This was me, loving the crap out of people and wanting the best for them. This was about my school babies and knowing that God created each one for greatness, and just wanting them to reach their futures. It’s about 20 years ago this year I started my teaching career. Violence was not this bad 20 years ago. Lack of compassion wasn’t this bad 20 years ago. And God knows 20 years ago that I wasn’t afraid daily to call a parent because I KNEW that 9 out of 10 would cuss me out, tell me to go to Hell, call the news on me, call the school board on me, or post all over FaceBook about me because I called to let them know what their child chose to do at school…because they are a NORMAL kid!!!!!

The post, published Thursday morning, has received more than 700,000 reactions and nearly 600,000 shares.

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Ralph: The Litany of Failures That Led to Mass Murder. And You Think GUNS Are the Problem?

The Truth About Guns - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 14:00

The Air Force never reported the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church murderer despite his criminal conviction. The Army never reported Gabby Gifford’s shooter despite his failed drug test. The community college that he attended was scared sh!tless of him but did nothing. Douglas High School never reported the murderous little puke who gunned down a […]

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Supreme Court holds private meeting to discuss Trump’s appeal on DACA decision

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:39

The U.S. Supreme Court privately discussed on Friday how to handle President Donald Trump’s appeal of a judge’s decision to block his plan to end protections for so-called Dreamers, Yahoo News reported.

A decision on whether the nine justices will take up the case could come as early as Tuesday, the report stated.

The Trump administration is appealing a Jan. 9 ruling by U.S. District Judge William Alsup that stopped the president’s order to end DACA. The program protects young adults who entered the country illegally. It also provides them with permits and other benefits.

Why is this happening?

Lawmakers have been unable to agree on DACA, and their last attempt at legislation on the matter failed in the Senate on Thursday. Former President Barack Obama implemented DACA in 2012.

If the Supreme Court hears the appeal by the Trump administration, a ruling would not likely happen until late June, Yahoo News reported. If they reject the appeal, Alsup’s nation-wide injunction against the president’s plan will stand as other legal challenges to Trump’s action move forward.

What happens in the meantime?

Trump’s order would cause DACA to be phased out March 5. But the injunction, if it remains in place, would allow DACA beneficiaries to reapply for protections, Yahoo News reported.

A second U.S. judge on Tuesday issued a similar injunction that orders the Trump administration to retain DACA.

Democrats and some Republicans have vigorously pushed to protect the Dreamers.

Trump’s move to end DACA led to legal challenges from Democratic state attorneys, and other organizations and individuals, Yahoo News stated. Trump’s administration maintains that Obama overreached his power by bypassing Congress when establishing DACA.

The president has backed legislation to give dreamers citizenship but also cuts back on legal immigration.

DACA allowed about 700,000 young adults receive protections for two years. After that time, they must reapply.

About 1.8 million people are eligible for DACA, according to the report.

DEBUNKED: Mainstream media claims Florida shooter ‘trained by the NRA.’ But here’s the truth.

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 13:00

Multiple mainstream media outlets have propagated a claim over the last 24 hours that the Florida school shooter was “trained by the NRA.”

However, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

What are they saying?

The New York Daily News, a notoriously liberal newspaper, pushed the claim on its front cover on Saturday. “Trained By The NRA: School shooter excelled in marksmanship program sponsored by gun group,” the cover said.

Meanwhile, progressive outlet Think Progress further claimed: “The NRA donated $10,000 to help train the Parkland shooting suspect to use a rifle.”

At face value, the outlets appear to position the National Rifle Association as culpable in the horrific shooting. But in reality, the NRA had nothing to do with the shooting or the shooter.

What’s the truth?

What the stories don’t mention is that NRA monies helped fund a program for the JROTC program the shooter was a member of when he attended high school. The NRA gave the school’s JROTC program more than $10,000 in non-cash assistance to help build its air-rifle team.

The Associated Press explains:

Records show that the Stoneman Douglas JROTC program received $10,827 in non-cash assistance from the NRA’s fundraising and charitable arm in 2016, when Cruz was on the squad

What the NRA did not do — in any way, shape or form — is help “train” the shooter.

The NRA provides millions of dollars, via its Friends of the NRA program, to youth programs nationwide each year to build enthusiasm for shooting sports.

To that end, the air-rifles that JROTC shooting teams use are incomparable to AR-15s. They are lightweight and shoot small pellets propelled by compressed air in a controlled environment, mostly in small indoor ranges. JROTC shooting programs, and the air-rifles they use, do not “train” a person to use an AR-15, which fires a 5.56mm bullet at extremely high velocity.

What story did the outlets fail to tell?

Those of the school’s quick-thinking JROTC cadets who helped save dozens of students.

Argentina man poses as 11-year-old daughter online, confronts and beats up pedophile stalking her

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:15

An Argentina father pretended to be his 11-year-old daughter online so he could find and beat up the man who was sending her inappropriate photos and messages, Fox News reported.

Walter Rodriguez told media company El Pais that a 29-year-old man named German Acosta was pursuing his daughter via the instant messenger WhatsApp. Acosta allegedly asked the girl to send him photos of her undergarments and sent her sexually explicit messages and photos.

In a text message to Acosta, the pre-teen indicated she was a virgin, and Acosta replied: “That’s great.”

He also demanded to meet her, reports state.

Acosta did get a meeting, but it was the girl’s very angry father. Rodriguez posed as his daughter online and arranged a “date” with Acosta.

“First he wanted to have the date at his house and I told him yes, of course, because I was going to kill him,” Rodriguez told media. “He would open the door and I would kill him.”

But Acosta allegedly decided on a meeting in Buenos Aires.

After Rodriguez pummeled the man, he posted photos of Acosta’s bloodied face on social media.

“This son of a b***h is a pervert. He sent photos to my 11-year-old daughter,” Rodriguez wrote in a Facebook post. He also shared screenshots of text messages between his daughter and Acosta.

The posts were later removed.

Were criminal charges filed?

Both men are facing charges but were not detained, according to reports. Rodriguez was charged with battery charge and Acosta was charged with “online harassment and grooming – the crime of befriending a child to lure them to perform sexual acts.”

Rodriguez told media Acosta should have been jailed.

“I made my statement before a judge. I told them everything, how it happened, I showed them the screenshots, what he had been sending to my little girl,” Rodriguez said. “I don’t understand why they let him go. A person like this doesn’t deserve to be free.”

Under Argentina laws, prison sentences for contacting a minor online or through phone messages range from six months to four years, the reports state.

Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day: My Favorite So Far!

The Truth About Guns - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:00

I’m an OWG (I keto’ed the fat bit). As someone born a month before [now-anti-gun rights] Hawaii entered the union, I love seeing pocket dumps where armed Americans rock it old school. Ray’s everydaycarry.com pocket dump certainly qualifies . . . Not only does he carry a venerable, powerful, inherently desirable Smith & Wesson 629, […]

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EU video contest entry rejected for ‘too many’ white people, Christian crosses; not enough migrants

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:06

A European Union committee for the Capital of Culture contest rejected an entry in a video contest because it shows “too many white people,” Christian crosses, and not enough migrants, according to published reports.

The criticism was leveled at an entry submitted by the Hungarian city of Székesfehérvár. The short film shows people dancing in the streets, elderly men playing chess, churches, children playing, a happy couple and other scenes.

A European cultural “expert” called it a “propaganda film for white Christian Europe; everyone is white, happy and dancing in the streets.”

The city received the comments as a strike against its Christian and Jewish communities.

How did the city respond?

In a press conference, the Mayor of Székesfehérvár, András Cser-Palkovics, congratulated the cities that were chosen to move forward in the contest.

But he also said the decision to exclude his city’s entry was purely political.

He also criticized the committee for saying, “They left the poor and the migrants out of the film, but at the same time, there were too many crosses, churches, and what was even worse, the attitude of the city, because they regarded this as a value.”

During the press conference, Cser-Palkovics made the following statement, which is translated from a Hungarian website. He said:

We love our city with our temples and our crosses. We love being safe, calm, and people can democratically confess their own values. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this project, and I would like to emphasize this: we have submitted unanimous support. As we have indicated before, we want to implement many points of the competition, whether we win or not. In the coming weeks and months, I would like to ask the General Assembly to look at what exactly can be done by our specialists and partners. I would like to bring the matter before the general assembly and inform all members of the board about the style and content of the hearing as well as about practically refusing to deny our own culture.

On YouTube, the video has received more than 7,000 views.

Which cities were chosen?

The committee recommended entries from Győr, Debrecen and Veszprém as finalists for the European Capital of Culture contest.

On its website, the European Capitals of Culture says its mission is to:

Highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe.
Celebrate the cultural features Europeans share.
Increase European citizens’ sense of belonging to a common cultural area.
Foster the contribution of culture to the development of cities.

The Capital of Culture title has been awarded to more than 50 cities across the European Union, according to the website.

Trump Hunting Preserve “Sounds Like a War Zone”

The Truth About Guns - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:00

Michael Bloomberg is the deep pocketed former New York Mayor spending tens of millions promoting civilian disarmament. Hizzoner owns Business Insider. Business Insider has some negative opinions about Eric and Donald Jr.’s hunting habits . . .  Eric and Donald Trump, Jr. own a massive private hunting preserve in upstate New York — and neighbors say it […]

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New Mueller indictment completely undermines liberal Trump-Russia collusion narrative. Here’s how.

The Blaze - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:18

On Friday, the Department of Justice announced it had charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies in a new indictment stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The announcement significantly undermines the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

How did it do so?

For more than a year, people opposed to President Donald Trump have alleged that his campaign colluded with Russian operatives to undermine the 2016 presidential election through a disinformation operation targeting Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Without concrete evidence, the mainstream media has bolstered the claim.

However, at a press conference Friday announcing the indictment, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein confirmed no American — including those working for the Trump campaign — “had any knowledge” of the Russian operation to undermine the election.

Rosenstein was asked by a reporter what the relationship Trump campaign associates had with the Russians targeted in the indictment. Rosenstein’s answer couldn’t have been more definitive.

“There’s no allegation in this indictment that any American had any knowledge” of the operation, Rosenstein said.

“And the nature of the scheme was the defendants took extraordinary steps to make it appear that they were ordinary American political activists, even going so far as to base their activities on a virtual private network here in the United States so if anybody traced it back to the first jump, they appeared to be Americans,” he explained.

Rosenstein later undercut the idea that illicit Russian activity altered the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

“There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election,” he said.

Was there any pushback?

Yes. CNN host Brian Stelter said a Fox News host “warped” Rosenstein’s words when she reported on the press conference.

However, as Ben Shapiro noted at The Daily Wire, it would be impossible for Trump campaign associates to “collude” with Russians if they didn’t know they were talking to or associating with Russian operatives.

“It’s not collusion, folks, unless the Trump campaign knew it was working with Russian sources. This line of attack seems to be falling apart,” Shapiro, a lawyer, wrote.

“Collusion only counts if you know you’re soliciting help from foreign sources. Those involved with the Trump campaign apparently didn’t. That blows a rather large hole in the theory that the Russians were working hand-in-glove with Trump campaign officials,” he explained.

Trump, lawmakers on guns

Gun Owners of America - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:04

Trump, lawmakers reflect national divisions on gun control

"Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, said in a statement, “If bump stocks are regulated, then triggers, magazines and semi-automatic firearms that allegedly ‘increase the rate of fire’ are at risk of regulation or bans as well.”

What Does the FBI’s Inaction on Parkland Florida Spree Killer Mean to You? Question of the Day

The Truth About Guns - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 10:00

I’d like to say I was shocked to discover the FBI had specific, credible information about the Parkland, Florida spree killer’s plans to commit mass murder — and did nothing. I wasn’t. As for why the Fibbies dropped the ball I turn to Hanlon’s Razor: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Be that […]

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Florida Gov. Scott to FBI Director Wray: Resign For Failure to Intercept Parkland Spree Killer

The Truth About Guns - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 09:00

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has called on FBI Director Christopher Wray (below) to resign for his agency’s failure to investigate Nikolas Cruz back in January. According to statements given to WPLG 10 News in Miami, FL: Gov. Scott said in a statement. “The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable,” “The FBI […]

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DON’T PENALIZE GUN OWNERS FOR GOVERNMENT FOUL-UPS,’ SAYS CCRKBA

CCRKBA - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:43

BELLEVUE, WA – The bombshell admission by the FBI that it was tipped about the suspect in Wednesday’s tragic school shooting, and yet did nothing, provides damning evidence that it is the government that should be blamed, not American gun owners, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“The FBI has admitted that it received a tip about the suspect’s disturbing behavior and comments on social media back in January, but didn’t follow up on the information,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “On top of that, the public has learned that police in Broward County had been called to the suspect’s residence more than 30 times over the past few years

“But who is being demonized as a result of the Parkland school shooting,” Gottlieb questioned. “That’s right, American gun owners. Why should they be penalized and see their rights eroded because government agencies screwed up? The gun prohibition lobby has been prattling non-stop since Day One that the country needs to add more restrictions on gun rights.

“Why should gun owners give up their firearms freedom and sacrifice their personal security when the government can’t provide the security these gun grabbers promise with all of their cockeyed proposals,” he wondered.

“Even before all the students had been evacuated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gun prohibition lobbying groups including billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety and all of its satellite groups were clamoring for tougher gun laws,” Gottlieb noted. “They were all quick to blame gun ownership when the problem appears to be government incompetence, and this is not the first time it’s happened.

“The Texas church shooter’s criminal record should have prevented him from buying firearms,” Gottlieb said, “but the records weren’t forwarded by the military to the National Instant Check System. This wasn’t the fault of gun owners, but the government. And now anti-gunners want us to surrender our rights?

“Ronald Reagan was right,” Gottlieb concluded. “Government isn’t the solution to the problem. Government is the problem.”

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