Another big wet kiss for Shannon and her bought-and-paid-for gun-grabbing group from a compliant media outlet . . .
When she started five-and-a-half years ago, Watts was a stay-at-home mother of five, living in suburban Indiana, so politically unsophisticated that she joked about dutifully sending in a $15 donation to the Obama campaign every time she got one of those ‘win a lunch with Barack’ contest emails, really believing she might win. She’d worked in corporate communications for 20 years, and says that experience gave her some know-how on social media and outreach.
Other mothers came in with organizational or design skills. Chapters were established, each with a chapter leader and a circle of supporting moms, each tasked with handling data, membership, survivor outreach and other elements.
Plus, their skirt was way too short. They were just asking for it . . .
“The NRA’s own overtly political and inflammatory approach” to marketing, “as well as its provocative public stances, have resulted in a shift in the enforcement priorities of insurance regulators and heightened scrutiny,” Lockton said in a counterclaim filed in June, which The Trace is reporting on here for the first time. It was the NRA, Lockton adds, who put its insurance products “within this broader political maelstrom.”
When New York regulators cracked down on Carry Guard, they concluded that the product broke state laws against insuring people who deliberately harm others and slapped the NRA for marketing Carry Guard and 11 other insurance products without the necessary license. In May, Lockton signed a consent agreement with New York, paying a $7 million fine and promising not to participate in Carry Guard or promote any other NRA insurance products in the state.
And yet no one is holding a die-in outside Rahm Emanuel’s office. Or Scott Israel’s. Why do you suppose that is? . . .
Parkland survivors spent the summer touring the country to advocate for stricter gun laws, and on Monday eight Southwest Florida students staged a “die-in” outside a Wells Fargo branch on Fifth Avenue South to protest the bank’s business dealings with the National Rifle Association.
Wells Fargo has provided more than $413 million in loans and bonds to two of the largest firearm and ammunition companies since the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting in December 2012, according to Bloomberg. The bank also has established a $28 million line of credit for the NRA and operates the group’s primary accounts.
We’re not holding our breath . . .
There have been innumerable instances of concealed carry permit holders defending their own lives or the lives of others. Sometimes incidents end merely by showing or drawing a firearm. Other times, discharging the firearm is necessary to end the threat.
News coverage of these defensive gun use (DGU) interactions are normally only covered locally. Whereas mass shootings garner all the headlines because of the number of casualties, major networks have little to gain by covering an event that prevents or limits the number of people shot.
Anti-gun people are very strongly against a national reciprocity law. Besides opposing it merely because it is a “pro-gun” issue, one of their main arguments is that some states give out the CCW permits too easily. Many of us in the pro-Second Amendment community understand their concerns.
The simplest solution is to discuss and negotiate the standards of a “national carry permit.”
This is exactly what Governor Soprano wants to stop . . .
The National Rifle Association says it’ll spend at least $1 million on television ads urging the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in states represented by four vulnerable Democratic senators and a Republican considered a key vote on the nomination.
The advertisements promoting President Donald Trump’s nominee will run on cable and local broadcast stations as well as on digital platforms in Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia. It adds to the flood of money from outside groups on both sides of the confirmation fight that will take place in the Senate in the fall.
“The NRA strongly supports Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court because he will protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” Chris W. Cox, executive director of the group, said in a statement on Tuesday. “It’s critical that all pro-Second Amendment voters urge their senators to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”