Mayor Rahm Emanuel let Pfleger shut down half of a major artery into his benighted city. Would he have allowed Guns Save Life to so the same thing in a pro-gun rights protest (as if)?
To “accommodate” protesters, troopers had initially closed the two right lanes and the shoulder of the inbound Dan Ryan near 79th Street about 9:30 a.m. Hundreds of city and state vehicles — including ambulances, tow trucks and prison buses — were deployed to create a barrier between the marchers and the two lanes kept open to motor traffic as protesters made their way onto the Dan Ryan about 10:15 a.m.
By 10:45 a.m., the march ground to a halt near 76th Street as Pfleger and the Rev. Jesse Jackson tried to negotiate with state police to shut down all lanes for protesters.
“They are killing us already,” one anti-violence protester said after being told he could get killed in traffic.
Anti-gun bigotry takes another hit . . .
The Washoe County School District and the boy’s attorneys announced Friday the district has updated its dress code to no longer ban clothing that promotes weapons and has allowed the student to wear a Firearms Policy Coalition T-shirt.
The statement says the school district will also pay a portion of the boy’s legal fees.
School district attorney Neil Rombardo says the school district took an “immediate corrective response” once the lawsuit was filed and says the district understands the importance of individual student expression.
Worth a read . . .
Ignorant of history, the gun-grabbing Left never lets us down whenever there is some tragedy involving a gun. Google “repeal the Second Amendment” and you get almost 2.5 million hits. If anything, this illustrates the stupidity and ignorance of those espousing those ideas.
While still British subjects, colonial Americans recognized the “right to bear arms” as a natural right. These are rights granted by God or nature that cannot be restricted by any government or official. The concept did not begin with the Bill of Rights, but was enforced in the psyche of 18th century colonists and rooted in English history from whence they came. During the Middle Ages and through the 17th century, every Englishman was not only allowed to own a firearm, but they were expected to own one. The individual right to own a gun had been settled in 1689. Further, it was understood that this referred to an individual, not a collective right as some argue. The British Declaration Bill of Rights in 1689 listed among other grievances, the British throne’s violating the individual right to own firearms. From contemporaneous notes from Parliament, the debate centered on the 1662 Militia Act which focused on the confiscation of private arms.
Everytown’s John Feinblatt never misses a chance to oversell his anti-gun narrative . . .
In the wake of so many defeats, the NRA is counting on President Trump and the Senate to deliver them a Supreme Court Justice who will validate their increasingly radical and unpopular worldview. They are sure to pull out all the stops in support of nominees who would join with the court’s most pro-gun members and overturn years of established law.
So far, the public discussion around Kennedy’s retirement has focused largely on reproductive rights, immigration, and health care. But the first step to defeating the NRA’s Supreme Court strategy is talking about it.
Socialism, amnesty, less jail time and more gun control — what could possibly go wrong? . . .
On Friday, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s newly elected president, revealed his new plan to combat Mexico’s drug war which includes legalizing drugs, instituting gun control, and reducing punishment for criminals.
Olga Sanchez, Lopez Obrador’s proposed interior minister, told Reuters about the new administration’s “transitional justice” plan to stop Mexico’s deadly drug cartels which will involve “leniency for those who admit guilt, truth commissions to investigate atrocities and the granting of reparations for some victims.”
“Not only will it be amnesty, it will be a law to reduce jail time,” Sanchez told Reuters. “We will propose decriminalization, create truth commissions, we will attack the causes of poverty, we will give scholarships to the youth and we will work in the field to get them out of the drug situation.”