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  • Meghan McCain Tries To Explain Guns To ‘The View’(video)

    02/22/2018 3:20:17 PM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/22/2018 | Amber Athey
    ABC’s ‘The View’ tackled the Florida school shooting on Thursday and cohost Meghan McCain tried really hard to explain the differences between guns to her cohosts. The hosts insisted that something needed to be done about the shooting and threw out various proposed policies like banning bump stocks or getting rid of AR-15s. Whoopi Goldberg and McCain got into one heated exchange about whether McCain and the NRA hold the same positions on guns. McCain tried to inject some expertise into the debate, noting that attendees at CNN’s town hall on Wednesday cheered for a ban on all semi-automatic weapons....
  • U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says(splc)

    02/21/2018 12:20:25 PM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 2/21/2018 | unknown
    The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday
  • Mexico's rampant racism decried by the UN

    02/21/2018 9:20:50 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/21/2018 | Monica Showalter
    ....... it turns out the Mexicans have quite a few racism problems of their own. Fresh off Vatican Radio, which takes this sort of news from the United Nations seriously, the Mexicans have been told to clean up their act on all the rampant racism against their indigenous peoples, something that has been going on as long as there's been a Mexico.
  • S.E. Cupp Calls Out Gun Grabbers for Lying About Their Intentions

    02/21/2018 9:09:22 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/20/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    HLN conservative host S.E. Cupp followed up her masterful takedown of self-righteous journalists who become anti-gun activists, last Thursday, by using the opening monologue of Tuesday’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered to call out disingenuous gun grabbers for lying about their intentions. “There is nothing more disingenuous than the idea that no one is talking about banning guns,” Cupp declared. Cupp began the show by slamming actress Alyssa Milano for sending out an “inane” tweet spewing hate for the Second Amendment because it was passed during a time when smallpox and dying during childbirth were “popular.” “What Milano tweeted may be inane,...
  • No, CNN Commentator, The NRA Didn’t Train The Florida Shooter, That’s A Total Garbage Lie

    02/21/2018 8:59:38 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Oh, well, they wouldn’t be the liberal media without dishing out total trash about gun politics. Take this lie about their favorite punching bag, the National Rifle Association. The lefty outlet Think Progress and others tried to smear the NRA for training Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz: Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who charged with murdering 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, honed his marksmanship skills in a school program supported by the NRA. Cruz was, according to the Associated Press, a member of the school’s four-person varsity marksmanship team, which received a $10,000 grant from the NRA in 2016. The...
  • According To The FBI, Knives Kill Far More People Than Rifles In America – It’s Not Even Close

    02/20/2018 11:03:54 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Knives kill far more people in the United States than rifles do every year. In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Florida last week, the debate over guns in America has surged again to the forefront oft the political conversation. Seventeen students were killed when a deranged gunman rampaged through the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida. Many are calling now for stricter gun laws in the wake of the shooting, specifically targeting the AR-15 rifle and promoting the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. However, recent statistics from 2016 show that knives actually kill nearly five...
  • Mike Rowe’s Thoughts On The Florida Shooting Are The Best You Will Hear From Anyone

    02/20/2018 10:01:55 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Justin Caruso
    Mike Rowe shared his thoughts on the recent tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School, and it will blow anything the establishment media has to say out of the water. Rowe wrote on Facebook, “Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things. This is what happened in Florida. A nineteen-year old man chose to do an evil thing. He planned it. He executed it. He succeeded.” “Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things,” he continued. “This is what happened in...
  • George Clooney Signaling Political Move– He and Wife Amal Donating $500,000 to March (T)

    02/20/2018 9:54:56 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    showbiz411.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | Roger Friedman
    George Clooney continues his charitable giving– now half a million dollars to the March for Our Lives. He and wife Amal will make an appearance at the gun control rally. Clooney is an ardent supporter of civil rights in places like Sudan with the still-going Not On Our Watch (They are still giving hundreds of thousands of dollars there to protect the South Sudan). But this may signal a new political move by him by actual going to Washington DC on March 24th. Clooney– thanks to the sale of his Casamigas Tequila company for $1 billion– now has the money...
  • ‘Kill The NRA’ Billboard on Interstate I-65

    02/20/2018 7:50:28 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/20/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    A “Kill the NRA” billboard was visible Monday on I-65 in Louisville, Kentucky. The message was spelled out in large, white spray-painted letters on a black billboard bearing the tag, “Resist 45.” The Courier Journal reports that photos come in the wake of the Florida school shooting that has given rise to intense criticism of the NRA. The NRA was made aware of the billboard and responded with a Facebook post: The Courier Journal reports that other billboards tagged “Resist 45” have popped around Louisville in recent months, leveling some degree of criticism toward President Trump. One billboard urged viewers...
  • Hollywood Blasts Gun Violence, Yet 'Black Panther' Features 163 Shootings

    02/20/2018 7:29:14 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/20/2018 | Gabriel Hays
    Black Panther set box office records on its way to becoming “a watershed in cultural history of African Americans,” wrote The Miami Herald’s Leonard Pitts Jr. Yet, the movie was typical Hollywood – filled with violence, including 163 shootings, while Marvel stars call for gun control. Lupita Nyong’o, who played Black Panther’s love interest Nakia, advocated for gun control in the wake of the Orlando shooting. The actress posted a long message on Instagram, saying “most importantly, we simply need to put down the guns!” Other Marvel Avengers have weighed in as well. Captain America’s Chris Evans has called for...
  • Smart, Switch, Sweat, and Shiver

    02/19/2018 11:32:49 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 2/17/2018 | ILEANA JOHNSON
    The federal government in Canada has moved to pass coal phase-out legislation into law with its Just Transition Task Force in favor of “clean energy.” “The end of coal power will help usher in a new era for renewable energy,” said David Suzuki Foundation director of science and policy Ian Bruce. “With conventional coal-fired power officially headed for the history books, people across the country can literally breathe easier about the future of energy production.” “This is yet another signal that dirty, outdated energy sources are on their way out,” said the Foundation’s lead climate campaigner and senior policy analyst...
  • Gun-grabbing: A modest proposal

    02/19/2018 9:00:31 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/19/2018 | Don Sucher
    On Powerline, John Hinderaker, citing earlier writings of Charles C.W. Cooke, focuses sharply on the desire of the left to end the 2nd Amendment. "Talk is cheap," he tells us – let them actually act. The article then goes to show why such is nearly impossible. Neither American law not the American people would likely tolerate such a thing. I think both Hinderaker and Cooke are right about that. But still, as in good medicine, might not a trial be allowed to test the hypothesis? A "test case" as it were – one that, in a small way, avoiding many...
  • Mental Health and Gun Control(Paging Dr. Kimmill)

    02/19/2018 8:53:59 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/19/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Never mind that the FBI failed to heed and follow up on repeated and explicit warnings about Nikolas Cruz before his shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida. Never mind the FBI was too busy chasing phantom Russian collusion to locate a future killer that any nerd living in his parents' basement could have located with ease. According to mental health professional Jimmy Kimmel, Trump made Parkland happen by rescinding Obama administration regulations barring the mentally ill from getting guns:
  • America No. 1 enemy at World Government Summit(Hurl alert!)

    02/19/2018 7:52:28 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/18/2018 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON – Yes, globalism is not a conspiracy theory, except for those who practice it. And that fact was on public display in Dubai this weekend featuring experts like Robert DeNiro on climate change, Goldie Hawn on making kids happy, actor Forest Whitaker on how women and youth are keys to solving global challenges, Grammy winner Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas on technology and development, Malcolm Gladwell on government’s role in shaping prosperous societies and Ariana Huffington on the Third Women’s Revolution. You may note the predominance of American presenters, but don’t be misled. This is a very anti-American...
  • Sen. Lankford Corrects Chuck Todd: Handguns Far More Popular for Crime Than AR-15s

    02/18/2018 12:13:26 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    During a February 18 appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) told Chuck Todd that handguns are used for crime far more often than AR-15s. Lankford’s statement followed Todd’s focus on how an 18-year-old can buy an AR-15 in Florida, but must be 21 in order to buy a handgun. During the live broadcast, Lankford responded, “An AR-15 is a rifle, a handgun is obviously a handgun…[and] there are three, four, five times as many crimes committed with a handgun than there are with a rifle.” He added, “When you look at the statistics, many, many, many,...
  • ABC’s Raddatz Hands Over Control of Show to Radical Anti-Gunners(???!!!WUT)

    02/18/2018 10:20:19 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/18/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    “Cameron, you had some very harsh words this week for Senator Marco Rubio, Governor Rick Scott here in Florida. You said they have blood on their hands,” Raddatz teed up Kasky for his anti-gun/NRA screed: At this point, any politician on either side who is taking money from the NRA is responsible for events like this. And one of the things we're trying to do here is give everybody a clean slate and create a new normal where there's a badge of shame on any politician who is accepting money from the NRA no matter where they are. At the...
  • NYT Columnist: Let's Repeal the Second Amendment

    02/18/2018 10:02:29 AM PST · by rktman · 94 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/17/2018 | Beth Baumann
    Back in October, after the Las Vegas Shooting, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens argued that the Second Amendment should be repealed. Since Wednesday's shooting in South Florida, Stephens' OpEd has re-circulated across social media, which eventually led to another OpEd pushing for repealing the Second Amendment. Then there are the endless liberal errors of fact. There is no “gun-show loophole” per se; it’s a private-sale loophole, in other words the right to sell your own stuff. The civilian AR-15 is not a true “assault rifle,” and banning such rifles would have little effect on the overall murder rate, since...
  • Film Critics Lose Their Minds Over Eastwood’s Patriotic ‘Paris’

    02/17/2018 10:47:28 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/17/2018 | Christian Toto
    Clint Eastwood did it again with his newest film, The 15:17 to Paris. The 87-year-old icon drove liberal critics batty with his 2014 smash American Sniper. Heroism? Sacrifice? All-American values? It’s like garlic to some film critics. They’d rather swoon at films depicting the U.S. Military in an unsavory fashion. The 15:17 to Paris makes their jobs harder. The story focuses on three heroes (playing themselves) who thwarted a terrorist attack aboard a Paris-bound train in 2015.
  • Justice Clarence Thomas says he's 'worn down' with victimhood culture

    02/17/2018 9:42:58 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/16/2018 | Alex Pappas
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said in a rare public appearance Thursday he’s exhausted with how everyone seems to consider themselves a victim these days. “At some point, we’re going to be fatigued with everybody being the victim,” Thomas, the second African American to serve on the Supreme Court, said during an on-stage interview at the Library of Congress in Washington. Thomas, a conservative appointed to the bench in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, recalled recently being with a young black woman in Kansas who told him, “I’m really tired of having to play the role of being black....
  • Inside a horrifying social justice factory

    02/17/2018 9:36:14 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/16/2018 | Patrice Lewis
    Once upon a time, American schools were something to be proud of, with high expectations and students who – by some accounts – graduated high school with what is now the equivalent of two years of college under their belts. Most schools were under local control and were highly responsive to parents. Today all that has changed. We rank 36th on the world stage. Despite spending on average $12,000 per student per year, public education has become a joke. Why? There are endless reasons, but I’ll give two. One, public education does not permit competition among schools. Journalist and columnist...