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  • Florida shooting: Gun control advocates rush to distort the truth about what happened in Parkland

    02/18/2018 7:52:50 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are only too sure that they occupy the moral high ground. In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead, they are accusing their opponents of having “blood on their hands.” It’s no longer just activists such as Chelsea Handler who are spewing such vitriol. Even mainstream liberals such as political scientist Norm Ornstein use the phrase.
  • John Lott on Sean Hannity’s Radio Show to discuss the useless gun control proposals

    02/18/2018 7:49:08 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    Dr. John Lott appeared on the Sean Hannity Radio Show to discuss the useless policies put forward by gun control advocates and what policies might really work.
  • In anti-gun fever, media misses some crucial facts

    02/18/2018 7:46:35 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates often bank on scaring people into supporting their agenda. That’s how they’re fighting a “reciprocity” bill that requires concealed handgun permits to be honored in all 50 states — just like driver’s licenses. The scaremongering was on full display last Sunday, in CBS News’ “60 Minutes” lead segment by Steve Kroft on the dangers of concealed carry.
  • Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

    02/18/2018 6:23:56 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 90 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th February 2018 | BBC News
    Young survivors of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control. Student organisers told US media that they were determined to make Wednesday's shooting a turning point in the national gun debate. The attack, which left 17 students and staff members dead, was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012. Yesterday protestors chanted "shame on you" to US lawmakers and the president. Mr Trump said last year he would "never" infringe on the right to keep arms - a long-running and contested debate within the US. In his first...
  • CNN: Trump blames everyone but Russia

    02/18/2018 6:23:18 PM PST · by matt04 · 28 replies
    President Donald Trump, ensconced in his opulent private club of Mar-a-Lago this weekend, had a screed of combative thoughts. None, however, offered answers. Here in South Florida, the weekend air was filled with raw emotion in the wake of the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook. Local television broadcasts featured searing calls to action and demonstrations from students and parents alike. Trump, inside his estate and restrained from golfing for two straight days for fear of bad optics, was seemingly following along - and unleashed on Twitter. Just 40 miles north of Parkland, the President blasted the FBI for missing...
  • Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

    02/18/2018 6:20:31 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th February 2018 | BBC News
    An Australian MP has drawn criticism for posting a photo online that showed him aiming a gun and asking: "Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?" George Christensen, a government MP, put the photo on Facebook on Saturday. The Greens party said the conservative MP's post was "disgraceful", noting it came in the same week that 17 people died in a US school shooting. Police said they would consider whether an investigation was warranted. The MP defended his post as "a joke". Mr Christensen said the post was a "tongue-in-cheek" reference to a famous line from the 1971 film Dirty Harry,...
  • Parkland students slam Trump...

    02/18/2018 5:39:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Yahoo Fake News ^ | 2/18/18 | Michael Pretend Journalist Walsh
    Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., expressed astonishment that President Trump would use the tragedy they experienced last week to push back on the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. ...Aly Sheehy, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was immediately outraged when she saw the president shift the conversation toward U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. “When it popped up on my timeline, it was something I read and was immediately mad about. It’s not the first time that he has tweeted something out so close to an incident that rocked the nation...
  • 'There were immediate red flags:' Sacramento flight agent says she saved 2 girls from trafficking

    02/18/2018 5:35:02 PM PST · by thecodont · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 4:18 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 | By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE
    When two teenage girls tried to check in for a flight from Sacramento to New York, American Airlines customer service agent Denice Miracle noticed something wasn't right. "There were immediate red flags: There was no adult with them; they had no identification; the tickets were one-way and multi-leg; they were booked in First Class; and the credit card used to reserve their seats was in neither of their names. In fact, it was flagged as fraudulent," a press release from American Airlines reads. The girls were 15 and 17 when they tried to check in for the flight last summer,...
  • Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election

    02/18/2018 5:23:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    The sHill ^ | 2/18/18 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Outgoing Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be “foolish” for the GOP not to realize that it’s “heading into trouble” in the next election. “When you look at the future of the Republican Party, I think that we would be foolish to not see that we’re heading into trouble,” Ros-Lehtinen told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
  • How Benito Mussolini Took Power

    02/18/2018 5:18:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Qcurtius ^ | 12FEB17 | Quintus Curtius
    Stalin biographer Stephen Kotkin spends several pages of his book discussing the lessons to be learned from Mussolini’s seizure of power in Italy in the early 1920s. It was something that happened gradually, in stages, when institutions that should have been able to bring him to heel did nothing, either due to their own lack of resolution or tacit support of his power grab.Italy after the First World War was, like many European countries, rife with instability and factionalism. Mussolini’s “fascist” party in 1922 had collected only 35 out of 500 seats in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies; despite this apparent...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lewis L Millett ~ 19 February 2018

    02/18/2018 4:58:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ​ Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Lewis L. MillettStory from this website.             Lewis Lee Millett, Sr. (December 15, 1920 – November 14, 2009) was a United States Army officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading the last major American bayonet charge.   Early life Millett was born on...
  • Boardman: Politicians Have Lost Their Minds Over Guns

    02/18/2018 4:37:27 PM PST · by cyclotic · 21 replies
    The Dagger ^ | 2/18/2018 | Krist Boardman
    This is as close as it gets for me right now. My son Alex is a captain in the Fort Lauderdale. FL fire department. He does not have any school age children yet. But a couple of his first responder friends in the fire company were attending the school which was the latest target of a mass shooting in Broward County where 17 children were needlessly murdered. His friends’ children were not shot but some of their friends were. Yet none of us has to know anyone who was so slain to grieve for these lost children. I didn’t know...
  • 'We Call BS': Stoneman Douglas Student Delivers Powerful Speech [Local Fake News Hypes Gun Control]

    02/18/2018 4:34:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    In an impassioned speech during a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale Saturday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez called for stricter gun laws in a delivery that’s now going viral. Gonzalez, along with other speakers at the protest, directed several of her comments to President Donald Trump. “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...
  • John Podesta: Donald Trump is the 'first draft dodger' in the information war against Russia

    02/18/2018 3:54:28 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 71 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/18/18 | Kyle Feldscher
    John Podesta: Donald Trump is the 'first draft dodger' in the information war against Russia
  • Sen. Lankford: 'Many More Shootings Occur With a Pistol Than They Do With a Rifle'

    02/18/2018 3:04:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Today on NBC's Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) chatted with host Chuck Todd about the proper solutions to end mass shootings such as the one that occurred last week in Parkland, Florida that left 17 innocent Americans killed. Sen. Lankford argued for more extensive background checks, but maintained that the right to own guns is still a constitutional right that must be respected and recognized. Sen. Lankford also emphasized that the ultimate problem is not the type of gun used, but the intent of the person wielding the gun that makes the difference.  The host asked Sen. Lankford what,...
  • Rush Limbaugh: We Need Concealed-Carry in Schools

    02/18/2018 2:31:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Today, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh was interviewed by Fox News' Chris Wallace regarding the horrific massacre that occurred last week at the hands of gunman Nikolas Cruz. That shooting which occurred at a High School in Parkland, FL left 17 dead and many more injured.  In the wake of the tragedy, thousands have called for more gun control and and mental health measures to prevent the next shooting. But, Limbaugh argued that none of the proposed ideas will actually stop the next shooting and America must protect its students by arming our teachers in preparation for the next tragedy. "What...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (2/18/18 to 2/25/18)

    02/18/2018 2:23:18 PM PST · by DollyCali · 76 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | 18 February 2018 | DollyCali
    Florida HeartbreakPresidential visit! Black History Celebration at White House (2-14-18) Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are welcome. Mr President – Keep the truth coming Keep on Tweeting
  • McConnell: Of course we’re going to lose seats this fall

    02/18/2018 1:41:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 105 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A new interview with Mitch McConnell this week showed the first cracks in the wall of his optimism about the midterms. While not going down a path of gloom and doom, he no longer sounds positive of breaking a long-standing trend of the party in power losing ground in such scenarios. He’s not coming out and saying the GOP’s majorities in both chambers are toast, but he seems to think they’ll be losing seats. (The Hill) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that he expects to see GOP majorities in the House and Senate shrink...
  • Parkland Student Calls Out Trump for Not Taking Any Action on Guns: ‘You Sicken Me’

    02/18/2018 1:36:04 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 114 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 18, 2018 | Josh Feldman
    Student survivors of the horrific Parkland, FL school shooting spoke on multiple Sunday shows today, and one of the students had a very direct message for President Trump. Trump claimed yesterday that Democrats “didn’t want to” solve the gun problem. David Hogg, who said the day after the shooting that “children will continue to die if we don’t take a stand now,” looked into the camera on CBS’ Face the Nation and said this to the President: “President Trump, you control the House of Representatives, you control the Senate, and you control the executive. You haven’t taken a single bill...
  • Minneapolis TV Station's Reporters Puzzled by More Guns, Less Crime in the Gopher State

    02/18/2018 1:25:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | February 18, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, Minneapolis station WCCO reported on guns and crime in Minnesota. Anchor Frank Vascarello's introduction: "More people are carrying guns than ever before, but the crime rate remains low." Imagine that. Reporter Pat Kessler also treated more guns and less crime as paradoxical. Reporting on crime and guns has been infested with the "Fox Butterfield effect." It is named after a New York Times reporter, who in November 2004 was surprised that: The number of inmates in state and federal prisons rose 2.1 percent last year, even as violent crime and property crime fell. Later, a puzzled Butterfield referred to "the paradox...