Guns

NRA Spox Dana Loesch Complains That Media Refers To “Mass Shootings” But Never Mentions “Mass Knifings”

“Now the stats that they’re citing, that in the United States, which they say has 270 million firearms, there have been 90 ‘mass shootings,’ — well, what they call mass shootings, which often aren’t mass shootings at all — they cite from between 1966 to 2012. And they further claim that among all countries with far fewer guns, there have ...

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Ted Nugent Blames School Shootings On Junk Food

“On my Facebook page right now I have highlighted a documentary that concludes — and you cannot escape the reality, the diet of these children, from birth — you talk about ADD and autism. It’s a direct result, in more cases than not, I believe in the 90 plus percentile, a diet of sugars and chemicals and fake garbage that ...

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NRA TV Host Blames School Shootings On The Media And Liberals Teaching Boys About “Toxic Masculinity”

Media Matters reports: The Santa Fe shooter reportedly told police officers he targeted the students he didn’t like and spared those he did. The mother of one of the victims said her 16-year-old daughter faced “four months of problems from this boy” as he kept “making advances on her.” She said her daughter had stood up to him in class ...

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FLORIDA: Grocery Chain Faces Boycott After Donating $670,000 To Pro-NRA GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Publix has been Florida’s favorite grocery chain for decades — but some shoppers are turning their backs on the store after learning it donated more than half a million dollars to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam. A handful of state advocacy groups have gone to social media — Twitter in particular — urging shoppers to “#BoycottPublix” ...

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Texas Gov Scraps Shotgun Giveaway Under Pressure

The Houston Chronicle reports: Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday cancelled a shotgun giveaway contest in his re-election campaign amid controversy after a gunman killed 10 people and injured 10 others at a high school south of Houston. Campaign officials said the giveaway has been changed to a $250 gift card redeemable for any kind of merchandise, not the $250 gift ...

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Hugh Hewitt: Schools Should Ban Trench Coats

“They are saying this killer, who we should not name, used a shotgun and pistol, not any kind of high-caliber repeating weapon, not a semi-automatic weapon. In many ways, this is a spanner thrown into their rhetoric of people who believe in universal background checks – wouldn’t have had any impact on this. On magazines – wouldn’t have had any ...

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David Hogg To Media: Stop Naming Mass Shooters

The Huffington Post reports: Gun control advocate David Hogg called on the press to stop using the name and image of the 17-year-old student who police say carried out the mass shooting at a Texas high school on Friday. Hogg’s call echoes that of Anderson Cooper, who said on his CNN show Friday night that he would not be naming ...

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Father Of Parkland Victim Rages At “Idiotic” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: He Should Be Removed From Office

Fred Guttenberg, the father of Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg, followed Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on ABC This Week today. And oh boy. “I think those are the most idiotic comments I’ve ever heard regarding gun safety,” Guttenberg said. “Let me be clear, he should be removed from office for his failure to what to protect the citizens of Texas. ...

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Oliver North Blames School Shootings On Ritalin

“If school shield had been in place in Sante Fe High School, far less likely that would have happened. The problem we’ve got is we’re trying like the dickens to fight the symptom without treating the disease. The disease in this case isn’t the 2nd amendment, the disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence, they’ve been ...

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NFL Star To Pay For Funerals Of Texas Shooting Victims

ESPN reports: Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of those killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School, the team confirmed. Ten people were killed Friday morning and 10 more were wounded when a 17-year-old carrying a shotgun and revolver opened fire at the high school about 30 miles from downtown Houston. Watt has been ...

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TEXAS: GOP Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Blames Schools For Having Too Many Entrances And Exits [VIDEO]

Far-right Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick reacted to the mass shooting in his home state by blaming schools for having too many entrances and exits. “We may need to harden our schools,” he said. “There aren’t enough people to put a guard at every one.” Patrick, perhaps obviously, is a favorite of the NRA and once appeared on Dana Loesch’s ...

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Texas Shooting Suspect Named As Dimitrios Pagourtzis, Armed With Father’s Shotgun, Pistol, And Pipe Bombs

Mediaite reports: The gunman who allegedly opened fire at a high school in Texas on Friday morning has been identified. Police sources told CBS News that the shooter is 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis. Police believe he is a student at Santa Fe High School. He allegedly began his shooting spree around 7:45 a.m., killing at least 10 people and wounding a ...

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Texas Cops: Mass Shooter Is 17 Year-Old Male Student, Wore Trench Coat, Explosives Found, At Least 9 Dead

NBC News reports: Multiple fatalities were reported at a Texas high school on Friday after a 17-year-old student clad in a trench coat and armed with a gun barged inside a classroom and fired several shots, witnesses, police and law enforcement sources said. Several law enforcement sources told NBC News that nine people were killed in the shooting at Santa ...

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Parkland Student Activists React To Texas School Mass Shooting: Prepare For The NRA To Attack The Survivors

The Hill reports: Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg responded Friday to the deadly Texas high school shooting, with Gonzalez saying in a tweet that the students deserve more than “thoughts and prayers.” Gonzalez tweeted hours after a shooter opened fire at Santa Fe High School near Houston. At least nine fatalities and several injuries, including one ...

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Fox Host Blames Texas Mass Shooting On Video Games

“The fact that so many kids are awash in video games, I mean these kids spend so much time in front of their television screens with some of these very violent and realistic video games. That has to be something that gets looked at, but how do you police that kind of thing?” – Fox News host Jon Scott, reacting ...

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REPORT: Las Vegas Mass Shooter Had Ranted About Gun Control, FEMA Camps, Waco, And Ruby Ridge

The Associated Press reports: A man who says he met Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock less than a month before the Oct. 1 attack told authorities that Paddock had ranted against the government and warned that law enforcement and the military would start confiscating guns. In a jailhouse interview with police and the FBI, the man said Paddock called ...

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OKLAHOMA: NRA Vows To Unseat GOP Gov. Mary Fallin After Veto Of No-Permit Or Training Open Carry Gun Bill

The Associated Press reports: Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state. The veto comes after opposition from the business community and law enforcement authorities, including top officials with the Oklahoma State ...

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NRA Sues NY Gov. Cuomo For “Blacklisting” Them With Banks And Insurers Because Freedom Of Speech

Reuters reports: The National Rifle Association on Friday sued New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state’s financial regulator for engaging in what it said was a “blacklisting campaign” aimed at swaying banks and insurers to stop doing business with the gun advocacy group, according to a complaint. Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) aimed ...

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Convicted Felon Oliver North: The NRA Is The Victim Of “Civil Terrorism” Worse Than During Jim Crow Era

Splinter News reports: The National Rifle Association named Oliver North—the Reaganite ghoul who was indicted in 1988 for his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair—its new president this week. In an interview with the conservative Washington Times, published on Wednesday, North said his organization has been the victim of “civil terrorism” by gun control activists. From the interview:  “They call them ...

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NRA To Lose Insurance Program After State Rules It Provides Coverage For “Acts Of Intentional Wrongdoing”

Reuters reports: Lloyd’s of London said on Wednesday it would direct underwriters to terminate all insurance offered, marketed, endorsed or otherwise made available through the National Rifle Association of America. The move comes after insurer Chubb was fined $1.3 million over its role in an NRA insurance program after an investigation found the NRA’s “Carry Guard” insurance program unlawfully provided ...

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