They have a fiduciary duty, after all . . .
The decision to remain invested came after California State Treasurer John Chiang pressured the fund to “the power of its purse strings…[to] deny weapons of mass carnage to another killer stalking our innocent loved ones.” The fund will hire two employees to work with “assault weapon” retailers with the understanding that divestment will be reconsidered if “acceptable” changes in retail methods are not secured.
CalSTRS Investment Committee Chair Harry Keiley spoke to the approach, saying, “Unlike other CalSTRS engagements, where our staff practices quiet diplomacy, this plan advances a more public approach, to leverage the public pressure that has been mounting in this country in response to recent tragic gun violence. We encourage other institutional investors to consider conducting similar activities.”
OK, who was carrying the unloaded guns? . . .
Transportation Security Administration officials revealed the agency broken a single-day record on May 3 when 26 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at 15 airports.
According to the official TSA website, 21 of the 26 guns confiscated in one day were loaded.
Last week, TSA officials also revealed security personnel confiscated 90 firearms in carry-on bags around the United States, with 73 of the guns being loaded and 35 having a round chambered.
His apparently wasn’t exactly a cut and dried case . . .
“If I didn’t have my firearm with me, I probably wouldn’t be here tonight to tell you this story,” Stiffler told the half-dozen people gathered on the top balcony of the restaurant.
Stiffler emphasized that the man he killed was a convicted criminal in “multiple states,” who allegedly told other prison inmates that he planned to break into a house and “leave no one alive.”
So why did two jurors vote to convict him of deliberate homicide? Stiffler blamed what the “educational service is doing to our kids.”
He also said he believes the county attorney’s decision to prosecute him was politically motivated.
“He’s sending a message to not use a firearm to protect yourself, your loved ones,” Stiffler said.
Gun grabbers can’t stand that good guys with guns really do save lives . . .
A recently released report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation credits armed citizens with saving lives. “Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017” was released in April, and provides hard evidence that gun-grabbers who ridicule the efficacy of keeping and bearing arms are demonstrably agenda-driven liars.
“The FBI has designated 50 shootings in 2016 and 2017 as active shooter incidents,” the report summarizes. “Twenty incidents occurred in 2016, while 30 incidents occurred in 2017.
“The FBI defines an active shooter as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area,” the report continues. “Implicit in this definition is the shooter’s use of one or more firearms. The active aspect of the definition inherently implies that both law enforcement personnel and citizens have the potential to affect the outcome of the event based upon their responses to the situation. “
Why is the Army going back to submachine guns? The service has made clear that it is looking to adopt a new round, possibly the 6.8-millimeter, round for its Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapon and next generation carbine. While the M4A1 carbine with its 5.56-millimeter round is small and light enough to equip vehicle crews and rear area troops, a 6.8 weapon could be heavier and bulkier, making it difficult to store in a truck cab. A 6.8 weapon would probably have more recoil, and rear area troops get less range time than their frontline counterparts.
A 9-millimeter submachine gun that was easy to carry, had less recoil, and could be used in self-defense would be desirable for troops infrequently exposed to combat. Nine millimeter also means the SCW would use the same ammunition as the new M17 Modular Handgun System.
Comment why you do or don’t support our 5 point platform below I want to try responding to as many people as I can.
1. CDC funding for research into gun violance
2. Universal Background checks
3. Digitization of ATF records
4. High-Capacity magazine ban
5. Assault weapons ban
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 11, 2018
David Hogg Makes 5-Point Platform for Ending School Violence — It Gets Thrown Right Back in His Face
Clearly, the following people have blood on their hands . . .
1) Scientific research is already permitted and that was clarified in he April Omnibus signed by POTUS. Partisan research isn’t funded.
2) Background checks exist. No UBCs because NO gun registry.
4) won’t change anything (Cruz proved that)
5) tried, didn’t work. https://t.co/1NQlHMjt0b
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) May 11, 2018
1. CDC abused this privilege last time to advocate for gun control (& admitted it).
2. Do you trust govt not to turn this into a gun registry (or registry of gun owners)?
3. See above.
4. Magazines don’t fire themselves.
5. Assault weapon is a made up term. https://t.co/9JwjQUAbUf
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) May 11, 2018