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  • The SJWs Had A Really Bad Weekend

    07/24/2017 5:06:51 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 4 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 7.24.2017 | David Blackmon
    Hey, remember when campus Social Justice Warriors, the Texas news media and the management at UT-Austin claimed that the implementation of Texas’s new “Campus Carry” law would be a disaster and lead to all sorts of death, violence, and just general mayhem? Yeah, predictably, that didn’t happen. UT reported yesterday that, in the year since the law went into effect, its’ campus police have had to investigate just 4 gun-related incidents on campus (Oklahoma’s football team alone averages more than that per semester), and just 1 of those incidents could even theoretically be somehow tied to the new law. That...
  • Survey: 15 percent of women on UT campus report being raped (Austin, TX)

    03/24/2017 4:20:56 PM PDT · by bgill · 53 replies
    kxan ^ | March 24, 2017 | AP
    A survey of University of Texas undergraduates reports that 15 percent of women reported being raped on the flagship Austin campus...It has long been known that sexual crimes are under-reported. Staying true to that, 68 percent of participants in UT’s survey said they had never told anyone about being victimized before. Only 2 percent of those who did said they told police. Most turned to a friend. Of victims who disclosed they experienced unwanted sexual contact, 69 percent of them said they had used alcohol or drugs before the incident.
  • Ban on Open Carry Illegal for Union Station in Ogden, Utah

    09/13/2016 5:55:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sea Bears is a successful restaurant serving sea food in Ogden, Utah.  They have made national news by their policy of open carry for restaurant employees and guests.  The policy brought them attention, and they have been successful enough to expand to larger quarters.  The family owned restaurant signed a lease for a new space at Union Station.  Union Station is home to four museums, including the John M. Browning Firearms Museum and the Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.  This appeared to be a good fit for an open carry themed restaurant.The management of Union Station decided to...
  • Open Carry Restaurant in Utah hits Snag with Liberal Landlords

    08/28/2016 5:20:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Sea Bears Ogden Fish House has become prosperous as a restaurant that welcomes and practices the open carry of firearms.  They have done so well they needed to move to a larger venue.  That venue was Union Station in Ogden.There are four museums at the station. One is the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, another is the Utah State Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, a third is the Browning Classic Car Museum, and the fourth is the Utah State Railroad Museum.  It seems like a good fit. From standard.net: For more than a year now, owners, employees and...
  • Court refuses Texas professors’ attempt to block campus carry

    08/23/2016 4:34:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Chris Eger
    A federal judge on Monday refused to issue a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit by three University of Texas professors who do not want legal concealed carry in their classes. With the state’s new campus carry law taking effect this month, the professors kept a promise of litigation and filed suit in federal court in July seeking a federal injunction on campus carry naming Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, UT President Gregory Fenves and members of the school’s Board of Regents in their official capacity, as defendants. Paxton, in response, filed paperwork in opposition to the professors’ action earlier...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Maintains Lead in Utah

    08/08/2016 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Ravi · 15 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | 8/8/16 | bryan schott
    Could a Clinton finish third in Utah again? A new UtahPolicy.com survey suggests Hillary Clinton could be on a path to repeat the ignominious defeat suffered by her husband Bill in Utah 22 years ago?
  • Former members of polygamist sect led by Warren Jeffs reveal secrets in FBI documents

    04/06/2016 4:45:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    foxnews ^ | April 6, 2016 | CNN wire
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A decade after the arrest of polygamous prophet Warren Jeffs, insiders say his church has literally become a place of feast or famine, of haves and have-nots. Prison has done little to loosen Jeffs’ hold on many of his followers, even if he is now a convicted child-sex offender serving a life sentence. They still await his revelations and follow his directives, both difficult and bizarre. But some members are leaving the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — and disobeying their prophet’s longstanding orders to avoid law enforcement and “answer them nothing.”...
  • Two transgender candidates win in Democratic primaries

    06/29/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 33 replies
    The New York Posts ^ | 6/29/2016 | David K. Li
    Two transgender women — both named Misty — won Democratic nominations for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first transgender politicians to ever win major-party nominations. Utah grocery store cashier Misty Snow will take on incumbent Sen. Mike Lee in November, while IT consultant Misty Plowright is set to challenge US Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. Snow, a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter, defeated marriage therapist Jonathan Swinton, a moderate Democrat who campaigned for limitations on abortion rights.
  • Embattled University of Tennessee chancellor steps down amid diversity controversy

    06/21/2016 12:32:50 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 20 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | 6/21/16
    Jimmy Cheek, the chancellor of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, is resigning to rejoin the faculty. In a Tuesday announcement, the university praised Cheek for increased diversity at the school, record fundraising and $1 billion in new construction and renovation. Cheek has also faced numerous challenges during his tenure. They include a lawsuit over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints and lawmaker anger that led to the defunding of the UT Office of Diversity last month. Lawmakers had opposed the Office of Diversity's recommendations to use gender-neutral pronouns for transgender students and to avoid religious-themed holiday parties. They...
  • UT murder suspect Meechaiel Criner’s time in Killeen

    04/09/2016 6:57:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    KXAN ^ | April 8, 2016 | Phil Prazan and Robert Maxwell
    AUSTIN (KXAN) – In an article published in December 2014 by Texas High School in Texarkana, Meechaiel Criner, the suspect in the murder of UT freshman Haruka Weiser, said he was bullied his whole life and went through the foster care system as a child. In the story titled Voice of Hope, Criner said he was a victim of physical violence. He said one foster parent threw him to the ground and injured his back. The Department of Family and Protective Services confirms Criner was in the state’s foster care system and in August 2015 was enrolled at Killeen High...
  • 17-year-old faces murder charge in Haruka Weiser’s death (UT Austin, TX)

    04/08/2016 7:21:45 PM PDT · by bgill · 55 replies
    KXAN ^ | April, 8, 2016 | Calily Bien
    Austin police say they have arrested a homeless 17-year-old they believe is connected in the death of University of Texas at Austin student Haruka Weiser. The Austin Police Department says Meechaiel Khalil Criner was booked into the Travis County Jail around 2 a.m. Friday and charged with murder. His bond has been set at $1 million. Police made the link to Criner after the Austin Fire Department alerted them to a trash fire they were called to on Monday, April 4 at 2900 Medical Arts Street, which is just off-campus. At the time on Monday, a woman called 911 to...
  • Arrest made in the murder of University of Texas student

    04/08/2016 8:51:43 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jason Sickles
    A 17-year-old homeless man has been arrested in the on-campus murder of a University of Texas student, according to Austin police. The body of freshman dance major Haruka Weiser, 18, was found in a creek near the school's football field on Tuesday. On Friday, investigators said they plan to charge Meechaiel Criner, 17, with capital murder. Austin police Chief Art Acevedo said detectives arrested Criner at a homeless shelter Thursday evening.
  • Police confirm arrest made in murder of UT student

    04/08/2016 8:23:17 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 39 replies
    DFW fox news ^ | 4/8/16 | staff
    APD Chief Art Acevedo says that an arrest has been made in the murder of UT student Haruka Weiser. A press conference is scheduled at 10:30 a.m.
  • Honolulu ‘Feels The Bern’

    03/21/2016 12:46:24 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | March 20 .2016 | Chad Blair
    Think Hillary Clinton has a lock on Hawaii’s presidential preference poll this coming Saturday? Maybe not. Two enthusiastic Honolulu receptions on Sunday for the wife of Clinton’s chief opponent, Bernie Sanders, suggests that supporters of the Vermont senator believe the Democratic primary process is far from over, despite the substantial delegate lead for the former secretary of state. Jane Sanders flew into town to meet privately with about two dozen veterans at Tommy Kakesako Hall on Nimitz Highway, an event well covered by local media.
  • TRUMP BALLOT SECURITY PROJECT

    03/19/2016 4:36:52 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 30 replies
    A project of the Committee To Restore America's Greatness CONTACT 1-855-245-4634 TO REPORT IRREGULARITIES OR VOTER FRAUD. The Trump Ballot Security Project was formed when the main stream media reported dozens of voting irregularities in the Texas Republican primary. This ultimately totaled over 600 reports in at least six counties including Dallas County and Travis County. In virtually every case votes cast for Donald J. Trump were tallied for Senator Marco Rubio. We established a Toll Free number to collect further reports of voter irregularities. Almost immediately there were over 300 complaints from Oklahoma. Only a week later the Kansas...
  • University of Texas dean leaves school, citing campus carry gun law (he's going home)

    02/26/2016 6:15:09 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 54 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/26/16 | foxnews
    A University of Texas dean said Thursday he’s leaving the school to pursue a different job in large part because of the new Texas law that will allow concealed firearms in public college classrooms. Fritz Steiner, dean of the Texas School of Architecture, was named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. He said he wouldn’t have considered leaving if not for the new law, which takes effect prior to the start of the fall semester Aug. 1. "I thought I would be responsible for enforcing a law I don't believe in," Steiner said. Texas lawmakers voted in...
  • UT: House Passes HB67, to Remove Buses as Gun Free Zone

    02/23/2016 5:36:28 AM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    HB67 passed the Utah house on February 9, 2016. This commonsense legislation removes the prohibition of carrying a weapon on a bus when there is no criminal intent. The prohibition of the possession of weapons on public transportation has always been highly problematic.  Many people depend on public transportation, and buses are used much more commonly by people of limited means.  The prohibition of the transportation of firearms of any kind on buses is an attack on the exercise of Second Amendment rights by the poor. The statute already had an exception for people with a concealed carry license. ...
  • Utahns pick Cruz, Sanders for president

    02/22/2016 1:04:03 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 31 replies
    KSL.Com ^ | February 22, 2016 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the top pick of Utah voters in the GOP presidential race but is closely followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, according to a new poll released Monday. The national front-runner for the Republican nomination, business mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, trails behind Cruz, Rubio and "don't know" in the UtahPolicy.com poll. The poll comes the same day as Trump supporters in Utah were scheduled to announce the formation of the Trump for President-Utah organization in a news conference on the steps of the state Capitol. Trump backers in the...
  • Governor Herbert Continues to Block Utah Constitutional Carry in 2016

    02/08/2016 5:43:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Herbert of Utah continues to be the main blocking force preventing the passage of Constitutional carry in Utah.  Utah is a gun friendly state.  There are open carry rights; the state constitution is strong.Utah Constitution, Art. I Section 6, enacted 1984: The individual right of the people to keep and bear arms for security and defense of self, family, others, property, or the state, as well as for other lawful purposes shall not be infringed; but nothing herein shall prevent the legislature from defining the lawful use of arms. Utah also has one of the lowest crime rates...
  • Ted Cruz Embraces Ron Paul Liberty Voters in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 2:14:58 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies
    Time ^ | February 6, 2016 | Alex Altman
    The Iowa Republican winner appeals by trumpeting the gold standard, privacy rights and limits on eminent domain Eric Eastman, a pony-tailed actor from Nashua, N.H., became a coveted commodity here last week. In the hours after Sen. Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, the libertarian state representative and passionate Paul supporter says he fielded a personal phone call from Jeb Bush and an offer from Donald Trump's campaign promising VIP treatment. Even an aide to Chris Christie reached out. But as he processed his grief over Paul's exit, Eastman already had a new candidate in mind. On...