Terrorism

YouTube Bans Guns Sales And Tutorial Videos

Engadget reports: Gun videos may be a thing of the past on YouTube, with the Google-owned company updating its policies on firearms-related content. Videos can no longer sell guns or accessories via direct sales or even have links to sites that sell them. Videos also cannot have instruction on manufacturing firearms or associated items like magazines or silencers. Accessories banned ...

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POLL: NRA Favorability Rating Hits 18-Year Low

Business Insider reports: For the first time in nearly two decades, Americans have turned against the National Rifle Association, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The poll found that 40% of people surveyed had a negative view of the NRA, while 37% had a positive view. That represented a significant drop from April 2017, when the same poll ...

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Feds Name Austin Bomber: Mark Anthony Conditt

Heavy.com reports: The suspect in five bombings that left two people dead and five others injured in Austin, Texas, has died after a confrontation with police in Round Rock, authorities said Wednesday morning. He has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, NBC News reports, citing two federal law enforcement sources. Conditt, a 24-year-old white male, was identified as the serial ...

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NRA Mocks Student Activists With AR-15 Photo

Millions of teenagers will be old enough to vote for the first time in November and the NRA is determined to make all of them lifelong Democrats. The National Rifle Association (NRA) countered calls for new gun control legislation on Wednesday as thousands of students across the country walked out of schools to protest gun violence. The NRA tweeted an ...

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Florida Seeks Death Penalty For Parkland Shooter

NBC’s Miami affiliate reports: Prosecutors in the case against suspected Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz have announced they will seek the death penalty against the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people nearly one month ago. The public defenders appointed to represent Cruz, who was indicted last week by a grand jury for the shootings inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ...

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ILLINOIS: GOP Gov To Veto Bill To License Gun Dealers

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Despite Democratic pressure from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and gubernatorial rivals just days before the primary election, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday said he plans to veto a gun measure that would have required the state to license gun dealers. In an interview with WJPF radio station in southern Illinois, Rauner said he’ll veto the measure, while ...

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BRITAIN: Man Named “Jesus Christianity” Jailed For 17 Months Over Threat To Bomb Wales LGBT Pride Event

The BBC reports: A rail passenger has been jailed for 17 months for threatening to bring a bomb to a LGBT march in Cardiff. Jesus Christianity, 34, of Penarth, shouted Bible quotes at passengers going to Pride Cymru in August. Cardiff Crown Court heard he told revellers: “I’ve got a bomb in my backpack.” Christianity admitted communicating or falsely giving ...

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Shepard Smith: Trump Caved To The NRA [VIDEO]

“There is broad-based support for raising the gun age limit. There is a limit of 21 on handguns and they’re talking about doing it for everyone else. The President said to the kids at Parkland, ‘I’ll go strong on this, I’ll work on this age thing.’ He came up to the general public and said to the Congress, ‘The NRA ...

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TEXAS: Austin On Alert After Fatal Package Bombings

CBS News reports: Police in Austin say “similarities” between three package explosions in Texas’ capital city this month, two fatal, lead them to believe the incidents are related. The latest fatal incident, reported Monday morning, killed a 17-year-old boy and wounded a woman, Austin police chief Brian Manley said. The boy died at the scene and the woman in her ...

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The NRA Has Given $7.3M To Schools Since 2010

The Associated Press reports: The National Rifle Association has dramatically increased its funding to schools in recent years amid a national debate over guns and school violence, an Associated Press analysis of tax records has found. But few say they plan to give up the money in the aftermath of the latest mass shooting. The AP analysis of the NRA ...

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FLORIDA: NRA Files Suit To Block New Gun Law

USA Today reports: The National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit this afternoon against the state to block a law that had just been signed by Gov. Rick Scott that prohibits gun sales to anyone between the ages of 18 and 21. “We filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the constitutional rights of 18 to 21 year olds,” ...

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FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill To Arm Teachers

UPDATE: Scott has signed the bill. The Associated Press reports: Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to meet Friday afternoon with families of the 17 people killed in a school shooting and sign a $400 million school safety bill with new gun controls opposed by the NRA and a plan to arm staff that teachers don’t want. State Rep. Jared ...

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Florida GOP Rep: Don’t Listen To Student Activists Because Adults Make The Laws, Not Children [VIDEO]

This rant from Tuesday is blowing up today. Carbonated reports: Florida State Rep. Elizabeth Porter is not a fan of young activists. The Republican lawmaker made it clear when she went on criticizing her colleagues who support students protesting against existing gun laws, stating it was an “adult’s” job to make policies. “We’ve been told that we need to listen ...

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FLORIDA: Governor Gets Bill To Begin Arming Teachers

Tallahassee.com reports: The Florida House sent the state’s first gun control measures in 22 years to Gov. Rick Scott on a 67-50 vote. The measure that also creates a school marshal program to arm classroom teachers comes three weeks after 17 were slain at a Parkland high school. Scott said he will read the bill and talk with family members ...

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OHIO: Man Arrested For Aggravated Menacing After Grindr Post Vowing To Kill “85 Faggots At A Gay Club”

Fox News Columbus reports: A man has been arrested for making death threats towards the LGBTQ community on a popular dating app. The Columbus Division of Police said in a post on their Facebook page, that officers arrested 27-year-old Me’Shach Israel-Miller Tuesday night at his home and charged him with inducing panic and aggravated menacing. Police say on March 1, ...

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FLORIDA: Betsy DeVos To Visit Parkland Today

The Miami Herald reports: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will get another high-profile visitor in the wake of the shootings three weeks ago that left 14 students and three faculty members dead and many more injured. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is scheduled to visit the Parkland school Wednesday morning and meet with students and teachers. DeVos could get ...

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John Oliver Ridicules NRA TV [VIDEO]

TIME Magazine reports: In the wake of the shooting at Parkland, Florida high school, Oliver noted that the public pressure is actually working and many companies are dropping the discounts given to NRA members. However, so far, one group has held firm — big tech companies like Amazon, Apple, and Roku have resisted public pressure are all still offering access ...

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NRA Threatens Media: The Clock Starts Now [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: The National Rifle Association has released a video containing a threatening message to journalists, warning them “your time is running out”. In a video posted on Twitter by NRATV, conservative political activist and TV host Dana Loesch tells “every lying member of the media” that they have “had enough”. Set to a backing track of ominous-sounding guitar ...

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Billboard Campaign Calls NRA “A Terrorist Organization”

The Pensacola News-Journal reports: The same anti-Republican political action committee responsible for a billboard that targeted GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz in January has paid for a second billboard in Pensacola, this time taking aim at the NRA. The new sign on North W Street near West Fairfield Drive was paid for by Mad Dog PAC, an organization registered in December ...

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Only 13 NRA Members Ever Used Their Delta Discount

USA Today reports: How many airline passengers does it take to kill a $40 million tax break for Delta Air Lines? 13. The Georgia legislature removed a jet-fuel tax break from a larger tax package Thursday. Lawmakers were upset that Delta, which is headquartered in Atlanta, dropped the National Rifle Association from a discount-fare program in an effort to appear ...

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