Here’s why the NRA uses black faces in their anti-gun control campaigns– and why it’s suspect. – Pretty sure thegrio.com wants you to read that as blackface.
Leading campaigns where they call themselves “freedoms safest place,” the NRA has begun featuring African Americans talking about where they grew up and why having a gun is so important. The association is even expanding to female audiences.
In one campaign a black woman is featured saying, “I’ve been told that black women aren’t supposed to support the second amendment. I’ve been told I shouldn’t want to be able to protect myself.”
But aside from featuring black faces in their campaigns, what the NRA is actually doing for black gun members remains to be seen.
Emails From High School Students Who Oppose Today’s Massive Gun Control Walkout – Yes, there are plenty of them. Not that you’ll hear from any of them in the MSM.
This walkout is all about posturing. It’s not about change any more than the Women’s March was about change. Attendees at the Women’s March had a bevy of clashing agendas, none of which materialized into a program for change; the only point of the Women’s March was to label those who didn’t support the march enemies of women. Now it’s the Children’s March, designed toward the same end.
Advocates for this new march say that there is an agenda: gun control. But that’s not the real heart of the march. Students feel compelled to walk out by peer pressure, lest they be labeled uncaring about their fellows. I’ve received dozens of letters from students expressing exactly this concern, and wondering why only one side of the political agenda is being handed credibility by the media.
Dick’s firearms restrictions turned away customers – Don’t you hate when that happens?
Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. said its decision to no longer sell guns to anyone under 21 years old has hurt traffic and retail sales as the move upset some customers and exacerbated headwinds to its hunting and gun business.
Last month, after a Parkland, Fla., high-school shooting left 17 people dead, Dick’s and Walmart Inc. were among retailers that announced age restrictions on gun sales.
Tuesday, Dick’s said it was surprised by the “outpouring of support” for its new gun policies but also said that some customers were choosing to shop elsewhere.
“Some of those customers that buy firearms, buy other things also,” Dick’s Chief Executive Edward Stack told analysts on a conference call. “There are just going to be some people who just don’t shop us anymore for anything.”
How a Top Republican Donor Is Pushing Congress to Pass Gun Control – He supports the Second Amendment, but . . .
Al Hoffman Jr., a real estate developer who served as Ambassador to Portugal under George W. Bush, plans to publicly announce the formation of the group, which will be called Americans for Gun Safety Now, on March 24, when he is in Washington D.C. to attend the March for Our Lives rally.
Hoffman drew headlines last month when he said that he would refrain from supporting politicians who did not support a ban on assault weapon sales in the wake of the Parkland shooting. The purpose of the group he is forming, he told TIME in an interview Monday, is to ensure that Congress passes a gun control package by the end of the year — that both contains and builds on provisions in the bill Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law last week — while maintaining support for the Second Amendment.
UVA Community Discusses Gun Rights, Second Amendment – Can you imagine how many fragile undergrads were triggered by this discussion?
In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the University of Virginia is discussing how to make sure events like it don’t happen there and how the country can move forward.
On Tuesday, March 13, a panel discussed gun rights and responsibilities with students and some people from the community.
Tuesday night’s discussion at UVA’s Minor Hall showed that there are plenty of differing opinions when it comes to gun rights.
“The question is can we work on gun restrictions in ways that don’t infringe the rights of people who are using guns in ways that don’t harm anyone?” says Gerard Alexander, an associate professor of politics at UVA.
New video shows Lil Wayne threatening to use firearms on concertgoers in Australia after someone threw a water bottle on stage. pic.twitter.com/uYSBP8BCqS
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) March 14, 2018
Lil Wayne Threatens Rowdy Concertgoers With Guns – In Australia, where he could be sure there was zero chance of anyone shooting back.
Lil Wayne reportedly scared concertgoers over the weekend when he threatened them with firearms after someone threw a water bottle on stage, prompting the rapper to stop his performance and warn the crowd.
Gun shop owner says he refused to sell to Parkland shooter – Nikolas Cruz is headed for the needle. I wonder if his trial will (further) expose authorities’ incompetence . . .
Local Florida gun shop owner Razi Greidey refused to sell a gun to the Parkland School shooter because of his age, prior to the massacre. He joined Martha on ‘The Story’ to offer his firsthand account of the day 19-year-old Cruz came into his shop attempting to purchase a AR-15 semiautomatic rifle.