Way to go, TSRA . . .
The gun debate was front and center Friday at the Texas Democrats’ state convention.
In the middle of the exhibit hall, volunteers for Moms Demand Action, a group calling for changes to gun laws, found themselves running a booth right beside one for the Texas State Rifle Association.
By midafternoon, there had been one confrontation at the TSRA booth, which a passerby reported to the police. The Moms Demand Action volunteers reported no problems at their booth.
“I’m not here to change hearts and minds,” said Odie Hitt, a second vice president for the TSRA. “I’m just here to give information.”
That’s what he was trying to do Friday when a delegate came up to talk to him.
That man soon started yelling.
The man who considers himself America’s conscience, someone with “a higher loyalty,” wants to restrict your gun rights . . .
Former FBI Director James Comey accused the National Rifle Association of lying to the American people and called for lawmakers to pass stricter gun regulations.
Comey criticized the NRA in an exclusive interview with iNews on Friday, urging people to see through their “lies” in order to pass so-called life-saving gun legislation.
“One of the worst things that goes on in the U.S. is the current voice of the National Rifle Association because it sells fear in the wake of any incident,” Comey said. “The reason gun sales spiked to incredible rates after [the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, shooting in 2012] is the NRA turned around in the wake of that and said, ‘They’re coming for your guns.’ They sold fear to the American people.”
But IKEA stores are gun-free zones. How did this happen? . . .
No one was injured when a child fired a loaded gun that he found inside a sofa at the IKEA in Fishers on Monday.
A man went into the store around 2 p.m. and sat down on a sofa. He did not realize that his handgun fell out his pants when he got up and walked away.
Some children later sat down on the sofa and found the gun.
According to Fishers police, one of the kids pulled the trigger, and the gun went off. The gunshot did not hit anyone.
Police say the man did have a permit to carry the gun.
The case will be turned over to the Hamilton County Prosecutor for review.
$76M Lawsuit: Marc Stephens vs City of Englewood Docketed with the Supreme Court of the United States
Did a court really rule that it’s acceptable for police officers to fabricate evidence? . . .
Stephens is requesting the Supreme Court to reverse the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit erroneous decision, and send the case to trial.
The 3rd Circuit ‘affirmed’ the District Court’s opinion that Police Officers are allowed to fabricate evidence against black criminal defendants.
District Court Judge William J. Martini stopped the case from going to trial by stating in his opinion, “Second, even if Tyrone did offer such evidence, “[i]t is well settled that police officers are absolutely immune from § 1983 suits for damages for giving allegedly perjured testimony…”
Were his employees scared too? . . .
“At Delta, our values are everything,” Bastian said at Fortune’s CEO Initiative conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. “It’s the culture of the company. It allows us to be who we are.” He said that “the tone of the commentary from the NRA and seeing Delta’s name in the midst of the discussion going on, we just couldn’t be there.”
In fact, Bastian was so certain about the decision that he didn’t give his board a heads up. “The board read about it as everyone else did the next morning,” he said, adding that he “got nothing but support” from his directors.
Carrying with an empty chamber is like saying “I’ll have enough time to put the seat belt on before I crash.” pic.twitter.com/LfCOZvV9fG
— ARMED and Feminine (@ArmedFeminine) June 26, 2018
Pedal to the metal, southsiders . . .
There are, like, six people in Chicago who can still tolerate Fr. Pfleger. I hope they don’t live on the South Side, or he’s about to lose his final fan(s). https://t.co/ZuIn3Bia7y
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) June 26, 2018