Charlize Theron says teachers arming themselves is an ‘outrageous’ solution to gun violence – Oh, well if Charlize says so, then . . .
Theron, who grew up in with an alcoholic father, experienced the repercussions of gun violence at a young age. When she was just 15, the actress’ father drunkenly attacked her mother, Gerda, and her mother fataly shot him in self-defense. No charges were filed against Gerda after the incident.
“I just pretended like it didn’t happen,” the star confessed to French television network TF1 in 2015. “I didn’t tell anybody — I didn’t want to tell anybody. Whenever anybody asked me, I said my dad died in a car accident. Who wants to tell that story? Nobody wants to tell that story.”
Court backs Texas activist who challenged county gun ban – You can carry in the state capitol building in Texas, so . . .
The Legislature in 2015 adopted a law forbidding state agencies and other public entities from posting notices barring entry to armed concealed handgun license holders. The attorney general’s office is charged with investigating any claims that the law is being violated. Attorney General Ken Paxton wasn’t named as a party in the county’s lawsuit, and the appeals court determined that Holcomb’s complaint would have to be heard by Paxton’s office before any court action.
Holcomb is executive director of a gun-rights group called Texas Carry. He’s sent dozens of letters to local governments and others across the state complaining of restrictions placed on license holders.
In the case of courthouses like the one in Waller County, Texas law prohibits guns from being brought into courtrooms and related offices, but Paxton has issued opinions saying firearms can’t be uniformly prohibited from an entire courthouse complex that may also include tax, planning and other offices.
Despite Heightened Fear Of School Shootings, It’s Not A Growing Epidemic – But I’ve been told, time and time again, by all the most reliable civilian disarmament advocates that school shootings are a national epidemic! . . .
(James Allen) Fox and doctoral student Emma Fridel crunched the numbers, and the results should come as a relief to parents.
First, while multiple-victim shootings in general are on the rise, that’s not the case in schools. There’s an average of about one a year — in a country with more than 100,000 schools.
“There were more back in the ’90s than in recent years,” says Fox. “For example, in one school year — 1997-98 — there were four multiple-victim shootings in schools.”
Second, the overall number of gunshot victims at schools is also down. According to Fox’s numbers, back in the 1992-93 school year, about 0.55 students per million were shot and killed; in 2014-15, that rate was closer to 0.15 per million.
Superintendent Drops Hammer on 1,000 Students for Gun Control Walkout, Teaches Them Valuable Lesson – Despite the news coverage, not every school sanctioned student walkouts in support of reduced civil rights . . .
On Wednesday, thousands of students across the country walked out of their classes in protest for increased gun control one month after the tragic Parkland shooting. Students held a moment of silence for 17 minutes in memory of the 17 people killed in Florida.
In Downers Grove, Illinois, 1,000 students participated in the event, which was documented in a lengthy YouTube video. Alex Wielgosz, a Junior at Downers Grove South, told the Patch, “I think our school should be encouraging us to take action as more and more school shootings seem to be happening all over the country.”
However, once the event was over, the students found out that they had been ordered to spend an hour in detention according to Superintendent Hank Thiele.
You stand with students? You mean the same ones that were doing the “Tide Pod Challenge” last month for “likes”? Those students? pic.twitter.com/YNKh1EWxBc
— Internet Troll (@AngryNetTroll) March 7, 2018
What is true of children is – though to a much lesser degree – also true of many young adults in their late teens or early twenties. They too are, on average, less knowledgeable and have less developed judgment than people at later stages in the life-cycle. For many years, surveys of political knowledge have consistently found that it correlates with age. The young, as a general rule, know less about government and public policy than other age groups. For that reason, they are also less likely to have valuable insights on how to address difficult issues.
Hear Eminem’s Studio Version of NRA-Slamming ‘Nowhere Fast’ – Pretty sure “nowhere fast” is a good description of where this washed up hack’s career is headed . . .
Days after Eminem added an NRA-slamming verse to “Nowhere Fast” during his performance at the iHeartRadio Awards, the rapper has unleashed the studio version of the extended Revival track.
“Sandy Hook, Stoneman Douglas, another lone wolf gunman / Sometimes I don’t know what this world has come to / It’s blowin’ up,” the rapper says, referencing two of the more tragic school shootings in the past decade.
Eminem then launches into his tirade against the National Rifle Association, blaming them for backing politicians who won’t stand for gun control. “They love their guns more than their children,” the rapper continues before ending the new verse on an ominous note, “Shh, I think another [gunman] just entered our building…”
David Hogg Announces He Will Not Go to College Right Away, Sets Eyes On Midterm Elections Instead – Teenaged narcissist just won’t go away . . .
Hogg later announced that he had been rejected by yet another school and that he might “have to breakout the emergency chocolate bar.” On Saturday morning, Hogg made a big decision: he was going to take a gap year and “do some internships and work on midterms.”
Hogg has made headlines for his aggressive stance on gun control and criticism of politicians backed by the National Rifle Association. On Friday, he posted a new video in promotion for the “March For Our Lives” event asking “what if our politicians weren’t the b***h of the NRA?”
Please support the powerful message of change, unity and healing from student survivors of the #StonemanDouglas shooting. Listen to their song #SHINE https://t.co/42iunNnGeD & be a part of the movement to help end gun violence! pic.twitter.com/di9QS6ugx2
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 16, 2018
Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Hudson, and Miley Cyrus Will Be Joining March for Our Lives – Obviously there are clicks to be had and money to be made . . .
The march calling for gun control is set for March 24 in Washington, D.C., organized by the student survivors of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead. On Wednesday, student survivor David Hogg appeared on CNN to speak about the forthcoming event. There, he announced that the four famous singers would be standing with the students.
“We’re gonna have four major independent women that are standing with us and walking beside us,” Hogg told CNN. “They’re gonna be standing there with us and marching with us and they’re just some of the few people that are really coming out and stepping up with us.”
And finally, one more attention whore with more money than sense . . .