Alabama lawmaker: We shouldn’t arm teachers because most are women – How could dainty, demure wimmin be expected to handle something as scary as a firearm?
Alabama lawmakers need to protect “our ladies” and to do that, they should not arm teachers because most are women, argued State Rep. Harry Shiver, R-Stockton, this morning.
Most women, and women teachers in particular, “are scared of guns,” and should not be expected to carry them in classrooms, he said.
Shiver, in comments to AL.com, echoed the statements he made during this morning’s Public Safety Committee hearing in which he said he wanted to protect women teachers.
Sister Of Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Arrested After Menacing Social Media Post – Those Roof kids a real charmers, no? . . .
The younger sister of convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof — who gunned down nine parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church in 2015 — was arrested Wednesday on drug and weapons charges after she posted a disturbing message on social media.
Morgan Roof, 18, a student at AC Flora High School in Columbia, was charged with one count of marijuana possession and two counts of carrying a weapon on school grounds, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said, describing the weapons as a knife and pepper spray, according to The State newspaper.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 16, 2018
But the media keeps making the same old claims. “We are the only country that has wide access to these kind of weapons and no one else has the frequency or the intensity of these kind of mass shootings,” George Stephanopoulos told Dana Loesch on Feb. 25 on ABC News’ This Week. Loesch corrected him, noting: “France had a higher casualty rate in one year than the entire two administrations of Barack Obama. And they’re a fifth of our population.”
As we’ve just observed, Stephanopoulos’ claim that the U.S. is unique is completely absurd. But PolitiFact didn’t fact check Stephanopoulos. Instead, it went after Loesch, complaining: “NRA’s Loesch cherry-picks terrorism deaths in France to argue against assault weapon ban.”
Yet France only had six mass public shootings during the Obama administration while the U.S. had 29, even though it’s a much smaller country.
Neil Young responds to NRA spokesperson’s obsessive hatred of his music: “Why doesn’t she just shoot me?” – We love Dana, just not her taste in music . . .
Another object of (Dana Loesch’s) scorn is the legendary Neil Young, with whom she seems positively obsessed. She’s tweeted about her disdain for him on an absurd amount of occasions, often likening his voice to “a dying cow” that’s also sometimes farting. Hey, a description as vivid and singular as that? You can’t just use it once.
Young is currently at SXSW in Austin promoting Paradox, a new fantasy Western directed by his girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah. During an interview, The Daily Beast asked Young what he thought of Loesch’s relentless hatred of his tunes, a question that made Young laugh heartily.
“The spokesperson? That woman? She doesn’t like me?” he told The Daily Beast. “Well, she’s one of the gang over there. Although Trump likes my music. He’d come to all my shows.” After a pause, he added, “What’s her name, huh? Well, I’m glad I got under her skin.”
School personnel flock to Taylor gun range for free handgun training – Teachers demand action . . .
When Michael Barbour, owner of Top Gun, posted the opportunity on his shooting range’s Facebook page on the evening of March 1, he had no idea how quickly people would sign up. And he certainly didn’t expect the number of people who responded.
What started out as a plan to give 24 teachers and school administrators a one-time free course in basic handgun training and one free concealed pistol license training quickly turned into 339 spots being reserved as of March 11.
Gun Control Activist Worries How 18-Year-Olds Can Buy This Scary-Looking Rifle — It Backfires Big Time – Yeah, Shannon’s not the brightest bulb on the porch. But she knows what side her bread is buttered on (to mix metaphors). And who’s buttering it . . .
Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America founder Shannon Watts voiced her support to raise the minimum age for being able to buy a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21 years old.
To reinforce her point, Watts showed a picture of a black, tactical-looking rifle . . .
While an impressive rifle, it hardly fits into the “weapons of war” category many gun control activists like to rail against. The rifle Watts showed is a Ruger Precision Rimfire bolt-action rifle. Not only is it bolt-action and not semi-automatic, it also fires one of the smallest calibers on the market, the .22.
N.R.A. Proposes Having Second Armed Teacher in Every Classroom to Stop First Armed Teacher from Misfiring – Andy Borowitz is the New Yorker’s in-house Dane Cook . . .
Hours after an armed teacher in a Northern California classroom fired a gun and injured a student, the head of the National Rifle Association proposed placing a second armed teacher in every classroom, to shoot the first armed teacher before he or she can do harm.
“Had there been a second armed teacher in the classroom to shoot the first armed teacher, this regrettable incident would never have occurred,” Wayne LaPierre said. “The only thing that stops a bad teacher with a gun is a good teacher with a gun.”
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