Tag Archives: gun control

Organizers Plan For 500K At DC Gun Protest March

Considering recent marches, this seems possible: Organizers of a rally against mass shootings planned for next month in Washington are expecting up to 500,000 attendees, according to an event permit application. The application filed this week with the National Park Service indicates the “March For Our Lives” will be March 24, although a location hasn’t been determined. The rally, organized …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Thursday afternoon with deputy press secretary Raj Shah. The briefing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. President Donald Trump endorsed stricter gun-control measures Thursday, including raising the minimum age to 21 for possessing a broader range of weapons than at present. He tweeted his strongest stance as …

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Right Wing Activist Star Parker: Parkland Students Should Have Been Nicer To The Gunman [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Conservative activist Star Parker blamed the survivors of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school for helping to bring about the massacre by not making friends with the future gunman, saying in a television interview yesterday that students protesting in favor of strengthened gun laws are acting like part of “a …

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NRA Head Wayne LaPierre At CPAC: Elite Socialists Are Exploiting Mass Shootings To Grab Our Guns [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s Executive Vice President, said at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday that politicians and the media are exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting to expand gun control and ultimately abolish the second amendment, striking a defiant tone in his first public remarks since a shooting that killed 17 people and reignited …

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Parkland Survivor Now Getting Death Threats

The Washington Post reports: David Hogg, 17, went from Florida high school student to mass shooting survivor to telegenic advocate for gun-control laws in a few days. And just as quickly, online conspiracy theorists began spinning viral lies attacking the teenager’s credibility. The conservative website Gateway Pundit on Monday posted a picture of Hogg under the headline: “EXPOSED: School Shooting …

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Dana Loesch At CPAC: The Media Loves Mass Shootings Because Crying White Mothers Are Ratings Gold

Taking the CPAC stage this morning to the Alicia Keys hit Girl On Fire, NRA spokes-shrieker Dana Loesch immediately began attacking the press. “I’ll say this slowly so the people on the platform in the back can hear me loud and clear. Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it. You love the ratings. Crying white mothers …

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Nick Offerman To “Pro-Slaughter” NRA: Please Eat Shit

Last night after the conclusion of CNN’s town hall, the NRA posted a gif featuring Parks And Recreation star Amy Poehler as a way of thanking Dana Loesch for “being the voice of over five million NRA members.” Poehler’s co-star in the show, Nick Offerman, was not having it and replied with a demand that the “pro-slaughter” NRA remove the …

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Parkland Student Claims CNN “Scripted” Town Hall

The Hill reports: A student survivor of last week’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school told a local TV station he was asked by CNN to “write a speech and ask questions” for a town hall but declined to attend the event after “it ended up being all scripted.” “CNN had originally asked me to write a speech …

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Trump Logic 101: I Never Said Give Teachers Guns, I Said Give Concealed Guns To Gun-Trained Teachers

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at media coverage of his proposal to arm some teachers by denying that he ever made it. “I never said “give teachers guns” like was stated on Fake News CNN and NBC,” the president wrote on Twitter. However, Trump then seemed to undercut his own point by saying that some teachers should …

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LIVE VIDEO: CNN Town Hall On Gun Control

CNN reports: The National Rifle Association will participate in CNN’s nationally televised town hall Wednesday with students, parents and community members who were affected by last week’s school shooting. After a gunman took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, lawmakers are facing renewed calls for legislation on gun reform. The NRA accepted …

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Trump Backs Concealed Carry For Teachers [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says he’s considering backing proposals to promote concealed carrying of weapons by trained school employees to respond to campus shootings. Meeting with students and parents affected by school shootings, Trump is responding to a call to arm teachers and other school employees so they can react before law enforcement arrives. Trump says the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Meets School Shooting Survivors

CNBC reports: U.S. President Donald Trump, a strong supporter of gun rights, will meet today with parents, students and teachers who have been victims of gun violence, including those affected by last week’s school shooting in Florida. The White House meeting comes a day after Trump said his administration would take steps to ban bump stocks, an accessory that enables …

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Students Descend On Rick Scott’s Office [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Student protesters delivered a petition and chanted slogans in the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Wednesday ahead of meetings between the governor and students from the Parkland high school affected by last week’s school shooting. A spokeswoman for Scott’s office confirmed to The Hill that protesters delivered a petition and demanded an audience from …

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“Crisis Actor” Clip Trends At #1 On YouTube

Motherboard reports: It’s a vile conspiracy theory we might expect from the host of Inforwars Alex Jones, but right now it is the number one trending video on YouTube. The conspiracy theory is that some of the students who are speaking out against the lax gun control laws that enabled the mass shooting that killed 17 of their peers at …

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FLORIDA: Republican Reps Declare Porn To Be Health Risk After Refusing To Discuss Ban On Assault Weapons

The Washington Post reports: The Florida House of Representatives was in session on Tuesday considering several issues. These included a motion to debate a bill banning the sale of assault weapons in the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 17 people last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and a resolution declaring pornography a public …

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Fearing Protests In Wake Of Parkland Massacre, CPAC Withholds Speaking Time Of NRA Head Wayne LaPierre

The Washington Examiner reports: Organizers for the Conservative Political Action Conference withheld the name of a top National Rifle Association executive from the schedule of speakers they released on Monday, just days after a young shooter killed 17 children and adults in a Parkland, Fla., high school. But sources familiar with the situation said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice …

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Oprah And Clooneys To Give $1M To Student Marches

The Associated Press reports: Oprah Winfrey says she will match George and Amal Clooney’s $500,000 donation to students organizing marches against gun violence after a mass shooting in Florida. The media mogul tweeted from her verified account Tuesday night that the student organizers remind her of civil rights activists in the 1960s “who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our …

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Pat Robertson Calls For Assault Weapons Ban [VIDEO]

“Ladies and gentlemen, I am a gun owner, I have hunted, I have shot skeet, I have gotten awards when I was in the Marine Corps for shooting. I’ve got no opposition whatsoever to shooting, but for heaven’s sakes, I don’t think that the general population needs to have automatic weapons. It just doesn’t have to have Russian-built or Chinese-built …

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FLORIDA: GOP Lawmakers Block Motion On Assault Weapons Ban As Weeping Parkland Students Look On

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate reports: On their first full day lobbying Florida lawmakers in Tallahassee to change the state’s gun laws, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School quickly learned change does not happen very fast in government, if at all. With Douglas students in the gallery Tuesday, the Florida House voted down a motion to take up a ban …

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MLB Teams To Wear Hats That Honor Parkland Victims

The Miami Herald reports: To honor the victims of last week’s school shooting, Major League Baseball teams intend to wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday for the start of spring training games in Florida and Arizona. The league’s official cap company, New Era, is making the special caps for players to wear when play begins in both the Grapefruit …

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