It’s probably too much to hope that Officer Dallas could be named the next Broward County Sheriff . . .
A hero police officer who prevented a school shooting in Dixon was honored in Springfield as Governor Bruce Rauner declared Wednesday as Officer Mark Dallas Day.
It was a day full of honors for the man whose quick action prevented a possible tragedy at Dixon High school earlier this month.
“Officer Dallas’ bravery and quick action prevented what could have been an unimaginable tragedy,” said Governor Rauner.
It was just two weeks ago that Dallas was confronted with an armed shooter at Dixon High School, where he is the school resource officer and where his son Josh was in the gym practicing for graduation.
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— NRA (@NRA) June 2, 2018
What color did you wear yesterday?
The duel began at dawn on social media.
In the early morning hours of Friday, a day when gun control advocates donned orange to honor victims and survivors of gun violence, the National Rifle Association attempted to stake claim to the color.
National Gun Violence Awareness Day, now in its fourth year, has become an annual call to action on June 1 meant to draw attention to shooting victims by wearing orange — a color traditionally used to evoke safety. The #WearOrange movement was originally started by friends of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was shot and killed in Chicago in 2013.
Orwellian euphemism of the day: it’s not a tax, it’s a “safety fee” . . .
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King rolled out a bold gun violence prevention plan Friday that would create a fund designated to research, school safety and intervention programs.
The “Every Kid Fund” for Gun Violence Prevention would have three sources, King said during a roundtable discussion at Allendale United Methodist Church: sales tax revenue from gun and ammunition purchases, a 6 percent “safety fee” on the sale of ammunition, and revenue generated from aspects of King’s criminal justice reform plan.
“This is what’s not being talked about in the state of Florida and many places,” King said of the safety fee.
King, an Orlando entrepreneur who trails in Democratic polls, estimated the fund could generate $50 million, $30 million from the tax and fee revenue and the remainder from proposed policies to end mass incarceration and legalize, regulate and tax marijuana.
Also known as a negligent discharge . . .
At the time, the department was conducting a training about armed intruders and active resistance that it provides to schools in the area, and McDermott said other officers and school district staff were at Mount Jumbo that day.
“Deputy Birket, while unloading a firearm, she had an accidental discharge,” the sheriff said, referring to Detective Rebecca Birket, who last year was made the school resource officer after McDermott brought the long-dormant program back.
Nobody was injured in the incident.
No politician? Is César Chelala not aware of the Democrat Party? . . .
That almost no politician has denounced the nefarious influence of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its responsibility in creating a culture of violence is a clear demonstration of that organization’s power. It took huge demonstrations of high-school kids—many of them survivors of gun violence—for the general population to become aware of the NRA’s impact.
According to a 2007 Small Arms Survey, the U.S., with only 4.4% of the world’s population has roughly 42% of the world’s guns. And yet, despite that almost 90% Americans approve establishing “commonsense” solutions to control the sale of guns, including universal background checks, arms sales continue to soar.
Several solutions involving “smart guns”, such as using biometrics to identify the arms’ rightful owners, have been proposed, but they are far from being widely adopted. Also, although smart guns can prevent the guns from being used by somebody who is not its rightful owner, they cannot prevent mass shootings from arms purchased legally.
I was raped at Florida State University. This is me not wearing orange. Disarming me WILL NOT protect me. I am #emPOWERed with #2A. #survivor #WearOrange #GunViolence #GunRights pic.twitter.com/Z2HtFSzF5K
— Shayna Lopez Rivas (@noleforjustice) June 1, 2018