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  • More Americans Than Ever Support Stricter Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds

    02/21/2018 3:21:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Time ^ | 2/20/18 | JAMIE DUCHARME
    ....support for stricter gun control laws is at an all-time high among American voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Those in favor of stricter gun legislation outnumber those opposed by a measure of more than two-to-one, according to the poll.... ....among gun owners, with 50% in favor and 44% not, according to the poll....
  • Outgoing Republicans Say GOP Has Changed [Flake, Dent, Royce, Ros-Lehtinen]

    02/20/2018 9:16:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2018 | 12:21 PM EST | Melanie Arter
    A group of Republicans who have decided not to run for re-election told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Republican Party has changed, and not for the better. Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), and Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) complained about the GOP’s narrowing focus and the perception that the Republicans must pledge loyalty to the president instead of to GOP principles. […] Royce said he always considered the Republican Party to be “a big tent party” with room “for a lot of different viewpoints.” He said part of the answer is for...
  • GOP lawmaker’s bill would revoke immigrant gang members’ citizenship

    02/20/2018 7:02:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2018 | Victor Morton
    A Republican lawmaker wants to strip U.S. citizenship from foreign-born gang members, in response to escalating violence from MS-13 and other immigrant-based gangs. The bill by Rep. Lee Zeldin, New York Republican, is titled “Protecting our Communities from Gang Violence Act” and would revoke the naturalization of anyone who becomes involved in gang activity either 10 years before or 10 years after taking the U.S. citizenship oath.
  • Supreme Court Won't Review 10-Day Waiting Period for Gun Purchases, Clarence Thomas Dissents

    02/20/2018 5:12:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Reason ^ | 20 February, 2018 | Damon Root
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Second Amendment case challenging California's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases. Writing in dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas faulted his colleagues for their "inaction" and for turning the Second Amendment into "a disfavored right in this Court." The case is Silvester v. Becerra. It arose when several lawful California gun owners, supported by the Calguns Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation, filed a lawsuit claiming that the state's 10-day waiting period for firearms purchases is unconstitutional as applied to "those purchasers who already own a firearm or have a license to carry...
  • CNN interview with David Hogg

    02/20/2018 4:07:12 PM PST · by unlearner · 109 replies
    CNN on YouTube ^ | 02/19/2018 | CNN
    [Coached child political activists, David Hogg:] "If you can't get elected without taking money from child murderers, why are you even running?" (Linked video is time marked for this comment.)
  • Wooden Sticks Instead Of Rifles? Civil War Reenactment Canceled Due To Elk Grove Gun Law [CA]

    02/20/2018 2:48:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    sacramento.cbslocal.com ^ | February 19, 2018 at 10:46 pm | By Jennifer McGraw
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A war was lost before it ever could begin, according to local historians who were hoping to fire up a mock battle. The Elk Grove Historical Society planned a Revolutionary War reenactment for more than a year and has had similar events in the past, but it’s now forced to cancel the event because of local gun laws. The group had already printed up flyers to market the mock battle, hoping to draw in 3,000 people for the two-day event at a regional park. “We would have encampments and all kinds of entertainment for the kids...
  • New Poll Shows Establishment Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker Vulnerable To Primary Challenge

    02/20/2018 2:27:29 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    A new poll shows some bad news for Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, and his low approval numbers could mean he will face a primary fight. According to the latest poll from JMC, only 43% of respondents have a favorable view of Wicker, and it only gets worse: just 38% of those polled would vote for Wicker in the primary.
  • 250 Teachers Sign Up for 50 Seats at Concealed Carry Training Session

    02/20/2018 1:43:13 PM PST · by smileyface · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 20 2018 | Awr Hawkins
    Butler County, Ohio, Sheriff Richard K. Jones offered free concealed carry training for 50 teachers and 250 teachers responded within 24 hours. Breitbart News reported that Jones began advertising the free training on Sunday and the immediate response was 50 emails within 20 minutes: On February 20 Fox 91 reported the response had jumped to 250 teachers who wanted training. Jones reveled in the opportunity to instruct them, saying, “We have 250 and growing fast. We will start training fast, next week.” He stressed that he wants teachers to understand what they can do with a gun if an armed...
  • Florida School Shooting Survivors Take Gun Control Message on the Road

    02/20/2018 1:36:43 PM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 20, 2018 | Staff
    Grief and rage over one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history have forced some lawmakers to begin to rethink their positions on gun control, and a powerful chorus of teenage voices is pushing those in Florida to limit access to semiautomatic rifles. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed last week, are traveling on Tuesday to Tallahassee, the state capital, to call for a ban on assault rifles. The direct appeal to the Legislature follows protests outside schools, social media appeals and national television appearances.
  • Trump Announces He Signed Memo To Ban Bump Stocks

    02/20/2018 1:08:04 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 302 replies
    Ali Vitali ^ | February 20, 2018 | Ali Vitali
    New: Trump just said he signed a memo directing the Attorney General to propose a rule outlawing bump stocks, all devices "that turn legal weapons into machine guns." He expects those regulations to be finalized "very soon."
  • EU ignites Trump WAR: Brussels slaps trade sanctions on Harleys and Jack Daniels

    02/20/2018 12:39:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 51 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | February 20th, 2018 | By Simon Osborne
    BRUSSELS is gearing up for a bitter trade war with US and has pledged to fight fire with fire if Washington carries out its threat to introduce import barriers to steel and aluminium products from Europe. European Union trade officials have warned such a move would result in counter-tarrifs being slapped on exports from the US within days. They said iconic US products ranging from Harley-Davidson motorcycles to Jack Daniels whiskey would be targeted in any retaliatory strikes and that preparations for such a confrontation were in full swing.
  • Dallas mayor pro tem asks NRA convention to relocate, or else be ‘met with opposition’

    02/20/2018 10:19:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway on Monday urged the National Rifle Association to move its upcoming annual convention elsewhere in light of last week’s mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Mr. Caraway, who represents District 4 on the Dallas City Council, told reporters Monday that the NRA would be “met with opposition” if it continues with its annual meeting of members event, scheduled for May 3-6 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. “There will be marches and demonstrations should they come to Dallas,” Mr. Caraway said, local ABC affiliate WFAA reported.
  • Florida Student Activists Want to 'Dismantle' NRA; Trump Is 'Disgusting'; FBI Gets a Pass

    02/20/2018 10:10:58 AM PST · by libstripper · 121 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The FBI failed to investigate warnings about the Florida school shooter, but never mind that. And the National Rifle Association has no control over school shootings, but never mind that, either. Two newly minted gun control activists from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are defending the FBI, while demanding that NRA "child murderers" dismantle and disband. And they have declined an invitation to discuss their concerns with President Donald Trump, whom they call "disgusting."
  • Mike Rowe’s Thoughts On The Florida Shooting Are The Best You Will Hear From Anyone

    02/20/2018 10:01:55 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Justin Caruso
    Mike Rowe shared his thoughts on the recent tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School, and it will blow anything the establishment media has to say out of the water. Rowe wrote on Facebook, “Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things. This is what happened in Florida. A nineteen-year old man chose to do an evil thing. He planned it. He executed it. He succeeded.” “Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things,” he continued. “This is what happened in...
  • George Clooney Signaling Political Move– He and Wife Amal Donating $500,000 to March (T)

    02/20/2018 9:54:56 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    showbiz411.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Roger Friedman
    George Clooney continues his charitable giving– now half a million dollars to the March for Our Lives. He and wife Amal will make an appearance at the gun control rally. Clooney is an ardent supporter of civil rights in places like Sudan with the still-going Not On Our Watch (They are still giving hundreds of thousands of dollars there to protect the South Sudan). But this may signal a new political move by him by actual going to Washington DC on March 24th. Clooney– thanks to the sale of his Casamigas Tequila company for $1 billion– now has the money...
  • Byron York: An unusual turn in the Michael Flynn case?

    02/20/2018 9:32:09 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 15, 2018 | Byron York
    Observers are buzzing about a series of events in the last 60 days in the case of Michael Flynn, the Trump national security adviser who on Dec. 1 pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI in the Trump-Russia investigation... ....On Dec. 12, after just a few days on the Flynn case, Sullivan, acting on his own, ordered the office of special counsel Robert Mueller "to produce to [Flynn] in a timely manner — including during plea negotiations — any evidence in its possession that is favorable to defendant and material either to defendant's guilt or punishment." Sullivan...
  • There Is Only One Sure Way to Stop School Shootings (Israel had the solution years ago)

    02/20/2018 9:12:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    Not only is it hard to imagine the anger and grief the families of those killed by Nikolas Cruz are in at their Florida high school; it is impossible. We can sympathize and empathize, ache for their loss and be grateful that our own children were not there, and then feel guilty for being relieved that our children are safe. An event like this one focuses all parents and grandparents like laser beams on their own young people. That such a thing has happened yet again in our country is unacceptable, and yet it happened...again. Despite years of flashing neon...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,February 20,2018

    02/20/2018 9:04:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushToTalkMoreAboutFLShootingAndMullerDITTOS!
  • Fewer conservatives support assault weapons ban: poll

    02/20/2018 8:46:14 AM PST · by Simon Green · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/20/18 | Max Greenwood -
    Fewer Republicans now support a ban on assault weapons than they did nearly two decades ago, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday. The number of independents who support such a ban has also dropped starkly since 1999, according to the survey. Only 29 percent of Republicans said that they would back a ban on assault weapons in the U.S., while 45 percent of independents said the same. That's down significantly from 1999, when more than 7 in 10 Republicans and independents supported the prohibition. A solid majority of Democrats – 71 percent – still supports such a...
  • ‘Kill The NRA’ Billboard on Interstate I-65

    02/20/2018 7:50:28 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    A “Kill the NRA” billboard was visible Monday on I-65 in Louisville, Kentucky. The message was spelled out in large, white spray-painted letters on a black billboard bearing the tag, “Resist 45.” The Courier Journal reports that photos come in the wake of the Florida school shooting that has given rise to intense criticism of the NRA. The NRA was made aware of the billboard and responded with a Facebook post: The Courier Journal reports that other billboards tagged “Resist 45” have popped around Louisville in recent months, leveling some degree of criticism toward President Trump. One billboard urged viewers...