Tag Archives: gun nuts

Man Pulls Gun In FL Walmart Mask Dispute: I’ll Kill You

The South Florida SunSentinel reports: The man seen in surveillance video pulling a gun in Walmart during a debate over COVID-19 masks has been arrested. Vincent Bruce Scavetta, of Lake Worth Beach, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and improper exhibition of a firearm. He was seen on video pulling a handgun from his waistband after another …

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St. Louis Couple Charged With Felony Gun Brandishing

St. Louis’s ABC News affiliate reports: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has filed charges against a St. Louis couple who confronted protesters with guns in June, 5 On Your Side has learned. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the Central West End couple who confronted protesters June 28 with a rifle and a gun in Mayor Lyda Krewson’s neighborhood, have been …

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Man Pulls Gun At Grocery Store, Threatens To Shoot Fellow Shopper Who Asked Him To Wear Mask [VIDEO]

Seattle’s NBC News affiliate reports: A man allegedly pulled a gun on another customer over being asked to wear a face mask at a Fred Meyer in Tumwater this week, according to the Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office. According to court documents, the man arrested, who has not yet been charged, is accused of pulling a gun on another customer who …

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St. Louis Couple Points Guns At BLM Protesters [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Videos have emerged showing a married couple in Missouri pointing guns at protesters who were demanding the resignation of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. Footage which appeared on social media shows a man holding a semi-automatic rifle and a woman pointing a handgun as hundreds of protesters march past their home in the Central West End neighborhood of …

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NRA: Spend Your Stimulus Checks On Our Donors’ Guns

Media Matters reports: The National Rifle Association is encouraging Americans to spend their coronavirus stimulus checks on “sweet deals” from gun and firearm accessory manufacturers, including companies that have donated tens of thousands of dollars to the NRA — and one that’s given the gun group over $1 million. This isn’t the first time that the NRA has tried to …

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Supreme Court Dismisses NRA-Backed Gun Rights Case

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court sidestepped its first major case on the Second Amendment in nearly a decade Monday by ruling that New York City’s repeal of a restriction on gun owners rendered the case closed. The vote appeared to be 6-3, although it was an unsigned, two-page opinion. Three conservative justices dissented in a 31-page rebuttal. The high …

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NRA Lays Off Dozens Of Employees Due To Pandemic

Politico reports: The National Rifle Association has laid off more than 60 employees in recent weeks, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The move comes as the gun rights group faces acute financial challenges during the economic crunch caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The association recently took a large financial hit when the pandemic forced the NRA …

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2M Gun Sales In March, Most Since Obama’s Reelection

The New York Times reports: Americans bought about two million guns in March, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data. It was the second-busiest month ever for gun sales, trailing only January 2013, just after President Barack Obama’s re-election and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. With some people fearful that the pandemic could lead …

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11 Year-Old Brings Loaded AR-15 To Gun Hearing

The Associated Press reports: An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits. Charles Nielsen addressed the committee that voted to send the legislation to the full …

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Fox Host Warns Of Civil War Over VA Gun Laws [VIDEO]

“The only difference between these gun control Democrats is how quickly they want to take your guns. Some want to chip away at your rights and others want to trick you into thinking that you’ll be happy with just a few more laws and regulations. Either way, it’s a trap. “Now look, I certainly do not advocate for any protest …

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Virginia Gov To Ban Guns From Planned Pro-Gun Rally

The Associated Press reports: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam plans to declare a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally planned next week over gun rights. That’s according to two state officials who were briefed on the plans but not authorized to speak publicly about them. One official says the Democratic governor …

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San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Votes Unanimously To Declare NRA To Be “Domestic Terrorist Organization”

San Francisco’s KTVU reports: The city of San Francisco has formally adopted a resolution calling the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization. San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday took the step of officially declaring the nation’s premier gun-ownership advocates a terrorist organization. District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani wrote the scathing declaration reading in part, “the National Rifle Association …

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MISSOURI: Armed Man In Body Armor And Military Fatigues Sparks Panic, Evacuation At Walmart [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The armed man who walked into a Missouri Walmart store dressed in body armor and fatigues is “lucky to be alive” after being confronted at gunpoint by an off-duty firefighter, a police official said. No shots were fired in the incident that happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday in Springfield, Missouri, a city of around 160,000 in …

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GOP Activist Arrested For Brandishing Gun At Marshal

The Colorado Gazette reports: Kanda Calef, a former Republican candidate, political activist and a hard-line gun rights supporter, faces a felony menacing charge after allegedly brandishing a pistol at a U.S. marshal in Interstate 25’s Gap construction zone. Calef, now free on $2,500 bail, is due in Douglas County’s 18th Judicial District on Wednesday, where she is expected to enter …

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Leaked Financial Docs Reveal Deepening NRA Woes

The Week reports: The rift between the National Rifle Association’s Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre and the organization’s ex-board president Oliver North is continuing to grow. Anonymous documents posted online show that the NRA has accrued massive legal bills over the past year, while the organization’s chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, spent lavishly on clothing and travel, billing the organization’s ad agency …

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Wayne LaPierre Unanimously Reelected NRA CEO

Reuters reports: Wayne LaPierre was re-elected chief executive and executive vice president of the National Rifle Association on Monday, surviving a power struggle in which he was challenged by former NRA President Oliver North, who stepped down over the weekend. The NRA board voted unanimously in favor of LaPierre, who has been with the NRA for 40 years and has …

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NRA Suspends Its Top Lawyer As Turmoil Intensifies

The Daily Beast reports: Steve Hart, the longtime lawyer for the National Rifle Association board, has been suspended from that role, two people with knowledge of the move told The Daily Beast. In addition, Col. Oliver North – who announced his departure from the powerful gun rights group this morning – has warned board members that the organization could lose …

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NRA Sues Los Angeles Over New Transparency Law

Reuters reports: The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring that contractors disclose their ties to the gun rights group as a condition of obtaining business from the second most-populous U.S. city. Los Angeles was accused of trying to “silence NRA’s voice, as well as the voices of all those who dare oppose the …

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Swalwell Shares Death Threat From Gun Nut [AUDIO}

Reuters reports: Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) today shared a death threat he received over his gun control advocacy. “I’m not afraid of this guy,” Swalwell, an outspoken advocate for gun reform, said in a tweet accompanied by audio of the voicemail. “I’m not afraid of the NRA. I’m not afraid. No fear.” “Eric Swalwell, here’s a little ditty for ya: …

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Trump Cultists Parade Assault Rifles Near Mar-A-Lago

The Palm Beach Post reports: A group of pro-Trump gun rights activists armed with assault rifles, fishing poles and good manners greeted travelers headed across the Royal Park Bridge towards the beach on Saturday. “We want to show people we are law abiding citizens and we are not going to hurt anyone,” said Michael Taylor, wearing a Glock 23 handgun …

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