Leader of the Authoritarian High School Lollipop Guild is coming for your semi-auto guns . . .
On Sunday, the most recognizable far-left activist from Parkland, Florida called for the confiscation of all semi-automatic weapons from American society in the wake of a shooting in Tennessee.
Reacting to the shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee in which several people were shot, far-left activist Emma González immediately attacked the NRA and Smith & Wesson Corp.
After several tweets, González called for the confiscation of all semi-automatic firearms, writing: “Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough background checks and mandatory waiting periods (and raising the buying age and banning the production of high-capacity magazines) are the ways to stop shootings in America.”
The face of a new generation . . .
Heil responded, “We’re giving you facts. All you’ve given us so far is we should ban the AR-15 because it’s high capacity.”
Mikey Diederich, a member of Liberty Hangout at Kent State, jumped in, “You have a fact sheet right there. We’re giving you numbers.”
Marcinkiewicz then angrily crumpled up the fact sheet, to which Heil said, “We’re just trying to start a discussion.” Marcinkiewicz proceeded to throw the paper to the ground, and then swung at the cameraman, Nathan Murphy. Murphy lunged backwards, and Marcinkiewicz hit the camera, knocking it to the ground and breaking it.
The gun industry employs tens of thousands around the country . . .
Idaho officials say employment in the firearms industry has grown after targeting the sector a decade ago.
The Idaho Business Review reports the Idaho Department of Commerce began efforts to attract the industry in 2008 by promoting the state’s gun-friendly culture and business-friendly environment.
Department officials say industry employment grew by nearly 40 percent from 2012 to 2017. The state reported about 1,600 firearms and ammunition jobs last year.
It should have been a defensive gun use . . .
King County prosecutors have charged Ivan Schoolcraft, 30, and Timothy Whitmer, 25, both of Seattle, with first-degree assault in connection with the Wednesday attack. Schoolcraft, who was allegedly armed with a machete, and Whitmer, who was armed with a belt decorated with metal rings and studs, are being held at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, court and jail records show. Whitmer’s bail was set at $200,000 while Schoolcraft is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, according to jail records.
O’Dell, who is homeless, says he and his girlfriend, Talitha Holman, sometimes sleep in a friend’s van or in cheap motels in Burien. He said he’s seen an increase in harassment against the homeless in recent years, usually involving intoxicated people who cut sleeping bags, dump water or urine on people sleeping outdoors, or kick people awake for no reason.
They will not comply . . .
Pro-gun demonstrators — many of them carrying versions of weapons that would become illegal in Boulder under a proposed ban on assault-style weapons — lined Broadway in downtown Boulder on Saturday afternoon to voice their displeasure.
“This demonstration is because of the extremes that the Boulder City Council is going to,” organizer Jason Boros said. “If they weren’t, I wouldn’t be out here.”
The city council has already passed a first reading of an ordinance that will prohibit the sale and possession of numerous kinds of semi-automatic rifles and handguns that have been categorized as “assault weapons.”
And now a word from America’s Fudd community . . .
I have distanced myself from automatic military rifles being in civilians’ hands, but lately things are so out-of-hand the time has come to sound off. First, let me state I learned to hunt at an early age during World War II when meat was rationed and being able to put small game like rabbits, squirrels, pheasants, ducks, etc., on the table made me a valuable contributor to the family.
I never have hunted simply to kill an animal, but to put dinner on the table. That raises a question. Why do people wanting these automatic weapons insist they are needed for hunting? After you have fricasseed a game animal, what’s left to eat? I don’t buy the argument a military rifle is needed to hunt. For more than 75 years I have done fine with an ancient single-shot 12-gauge shotgun and a .22 with scope for squirrels.
— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) April 22, 2018
Or as Cher’s father told her date, “I got a .45 and a shovel. I doubt anybody would miss you.” . . .
There is a long history of viewing women — and especially young women — as property, and these types of viral comments reflect that misogynistic way of thinking. While some people might believe these fathers are just demonstrating love for their daughters by being “protective,” this behavior takes away the agency of the young women involved. Furthermore, this stereotype plays into the idea that women are fragile creatures in need of saving — a theme that has been drilled into our brains since childhood days of fairy tales and Disney princesses.
Feely isn’t alone in making such comments. In October 2015, a dad from Wisconsin gained internet notoriety after posing with his daughter’s prom date and writing: “Whatever you do to my daughter, I will do to you.” Some dads have been turned into memes after forcing their daughters to wear t-shirts with their faces on the front, as though to ward off potential suitors with the image of a “scary” father. And in 2014, a retired Navy SEAL drew national attention after writing on Facebook that he was thinking about “having a chastity belt made [with] a SEAL trident engraved on it [that] reads ‘Ask father for key.'”
“I managed to get him with one hand on the gun, and then I grabbed it from him.”
James Shaw Jr. describes wrestling away the weapon from the gunman during a deadly shooting at Tennessee Waffle House: “He was going to have to work to – work to kill me.” https://t.co/SyoQH0DCzJ pic.twitter.com/odngtV0zt2
— ABC News (@ABC) April 22, 2018