NARRATIVE FAIL: Tons Of ‘Good Guys With Guns’ Protecting #MarchForOurLives Gun Control Rally – Without double standards, they wouldn’t have any at all . . .
On Saturday, thousands of left-leaning people descended on the streets of Washington D.C. to demand gun control as they were surrounded by a heavy presence of “good guys with guns.” It was a truly ironic scene.
In a piece compiled by Twitchy, a presence of heavily armed local law enforcement officials and members of the National Guard were on scene to protect those rallying against guns, claiming they make American less safe:
The #MarchForOurLives gun control rally is being heavily pushed by left-wing groups like Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, which are bent on taking away the constitutional rights of law-abiding American citizens.
Brady Center, family of slain Westmoreland County teen, file lawsuit for wrongful death – They keep trying. And trying . . .
The parents of a 13-year-old Westmoreland County boy who was killed in an accidental shooting two years ago are suing the gun manufacturer and store where the gun was purchased.
Mark and Leah Gustafson filed the complaint in Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court on Monday against Springfield Armory and Saloom Department Store, alleging that the manufacturer failed to use inexpensive safety features that could have prevented their son’s death. The Gustafsons are represented by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, as well as local law firm Carlson Lynch.
James “J.R.” Gustafson was shot March 20, 2016, at a home in the 100 block of South Church Street in Mt. Pleasant.
Parkland survivor Delaney Tarr’s 2018 message: ‘I’m voting for my life’ – If only someone at her school had had a gun. Oh…wait . . .
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior, Delaney Tarr’s life was upended on February 14 when a former student entered the school armed with a semi-automatic AR-15.
The mass shooting took the lives of 17 students and teachers and injured 14.
But Tarr is a survivor, and along with her peers, she is part of a cohort of high schoolers deemed by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as helping to “awaken the conscience of the nation.”
This awakening — while spawned by tragedy — has become a national movement steered by these student survivors who are demanding #NeverAgain and directing the nation’s leaders to put the safety of children above the powerful gun lobby.
— NRATV (@NRATV) March 22, 2018
The NRA is Attacking the Teen Organizers of March For Our Lives – If you put yourself out there as part of a national debate, you’re fair game . . .
The National Rifle Association is pulling out all the stops ahead of what’s expected to be one of the largest marches of all time on Saturday, when an estimated 1 million people descend on the nation’s capital to demand stricter gun control measures.
NRA TV has been flooding its social media channels with videos criticizing the protesters under the hashtag #MarchForOurLives, the name student survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, chose for the event. Students leading the march want legislators to raise the federal age to buy a gun to 21, close background-check loopholes for gun show and online gun sales, and ban assault weapons.
Why so many American men want to be the “good guy with a gun” – What’s wrong with all of of you crazy gun people? . . .
Today, more than 16 million Americans are licensed to carry a concealed gun, and many millions more live in states that don’t even require a license if you want to carry. (There are more than a dozen such states.)
For these millions of Americans, gun politics is not just something you believe in; it is something that you do: gun carry is an everyday practice. It’s a way of moving through the world. Guns have become replete with a prosocial, moral meaning for the men who carry them (and, yes, gun carriers are disproportionately men).
Guns have helped foster a new “citizen protector” ethic, whereby firearms — and the willingness to use them to defend innocent life — come to represent an affirmation of life. For many men, guns counteract the increasing precarity of being a provider for their families, providing a way to be a good man centered on protection.
How the NRA derails gun control debates – If only . . .
It’s difficult to imagine watching a major news segment about gun control without hearing from the National Rifle Association. The group claims to represent millions of gun owners and calls itself “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization.” It has become a regular fixture in public debates about gun violence, arguing against even basic restrictions on gun sales and ownership.
But the NRA is a powerful industry lobbying group, often working on behalf of gun manufacturers. The group gets millions of dollars in direct donations from gun companies every year, and millions more in ad space that gun companies buy in NRA publications. Some gun companies donate a portion of every gun purchase directly to the NRA.
The Lessons of a School Shooting–in 1853 – If only we’d done something about these weapons of war on our streets back then . . .
Though little remembered now, the first high-profile school shooting in the U.S. was more than 150 years ago, in Louisville, Kentucky. The 1853 murder of William Butler by Matthews F. Ward was a news sensation, prompting national outrage over the slave South’s libertarian gun rights vision and its deadly consequences. At a time when there wasn’t yet a national media, this case prompted a legal conversation that might be worth resurrecting today.
High schoolers still like their guns, even after Parkland – Generation Columbine? Really? . . .
They’re young, fierce and — at least for the moment — the most prominent voices in America’s debate over guns.
But not all members of “Generation Columbine” cling to the rhetoric making household names out of some of their peers, those students calling for tighter gun control after the deadly Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Many American high schoolers do not blame school shootings on guns and don’t argue the answer is tighter restrictions on firearms. It’s a view at odds with many of their classmates, yet born from the same safety concerns.