Gun control hasn’t worked for Democrats in Colorado’s battleground congressional district. Why they think it will lead to Mike Coffman’s ouster in 2018.
The definition of insanity is . . .
These tragedies have produced some of the nation’s loudest calls for tighter gun control in the past two decades, yet voters in the metro Denver district have in the past five elections backed Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights and someone who has won backing from the National Rifle Association.
This juxtaposition is one that Democrats want to spotlight in their latest effort to dislodge the incumbent — a potentially risky move in a state where firearms are often a political third rail and an issue that hasn’t helped the party win the 6th Congressional District seat in years past.
But gun control advocates and others on the left say it may work in November because they see a shift in attitudes toward firearm regulations in the wake of recent shootings, such as the one at a Parkland, Fla., high school that sparked a series of marches in Washington, D.C., Denver and many other cities across the U.S. and around the world.
As we wait for Trump and Pence at the NRA convention, these clips from NRATV mock the news media pic.twitter.com/rAQvkTlL2n
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) May 4, 2018
Not a new video, but the NRA took the opportunity to troll the media because, why not? . . .
To combat the rise of fake news, CNN released a series of ads featuring fruit. The advertisements also took pot shots at President Donald Trump.
The NRA’s ad featured a lemon and alleged CNN “colluded” with Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the 2016 presidential election. Indeed, it was revealed last year that Donna Brazile, then a CNN analyst, gave Clinton’s campaign pre-determined debate questions during the Democratic primary.
So, this guy harasses Zimmerman and his family and Zimmerman’s charged for retaliating? . . .
Warren and the documentary’s producer both said they received threatening messages from Zimmerman, who was apparently upset because his family members had been contacted, according to the police report. Zimmerman allegedly texted the producer, “Help Mrs. Warren out and give him a heads up, I’m going to find him. And I’m bringing hell with me.”
According to the report, Zimmerman also allegedly texted, “Dennis is a [expletive] who bothered my uncle in his home….local or former law enforcement officer he’s well on his way to the inside of a gator as well. 10-4?”
Warren said Zimmerman began contacting him on Dec. 17, saying he received 21 phone calls, 38 text messages, and seven voicemails in a span of just over two hours. One of the voicemails allegedly said, “Answer your phone, [expletive]” and “I’ll see you before you realize it.”
Warren contacted the sheriff’s office and said he was concerned for his safety, along with his family’s.
I got to shoot with Becky on Thursday. It was a humbling experience . . .
Gather your supplies. I use a spray cleaner, like contact cleaner, rags or paper towels, a small punch, AP brush, 12-gauge bore snake or cleaning rod, and Q-tips for the tight spots. Oh, and grab your manual in case you need to check disassembly steps.
First, I take off the extension tube. Make sure you are wearing safety glasses because the magazine tube spring is compressed and can surprise you. Then I set the extension, magazine tube spring and follower aside. Next, take off the barrel and forearm. This is a Stoeger M3K, but most semi-auto shotguns disassemble somewhat like this. If you’re uncertain, watch some videos specific to disassembling YOUR gun.
Next, I remove the trigger group by punching out the small pin in the receiver, and by applying pressure to the bolt release to make sure the lifter and trigger group can freely drop out of the receiver. I will spray the receiver out – again, remember the eye protection! I pay attention to the grooves the bolt rides in and make sure I get any carbon build-up off.
A scene from the @NRA annual meeting in Dallas. 5,790 American children receive medical treatment each year for a gun-related injury; 21% of those injuries are unintentional. About 1,300 children die annually from a gun-related injury in the US. #NRAAM pic.twitter.com/6ONVhlJytG
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 6, 2018
Shannon’s in a huff, bless her heart . . .
You might recognize the name or face of Kendall Jones, a teenage Texas cheerleader known around the internet for her big game hunting accomplishments at a very young age. At 14, she became the youngest person to hunt the Africa Big 5, which means she killed a white rhino, lion, Cape buffalo, leopard, and African elephant. Animal activists are incensed by her hunting habits (and subsequent bragging/holding up of dead animals) but now, the internet has a whole new reason to find her grotesque.
Here she is at this past weekend’s NRA convention getting excited over a four-year-old boy’s extremely disturbing ability to handle a very large gun.
Back at the NRA convention and I just got told that this, under US gun laws, qualifies as a pistol. Which seems normal pic.twitter.com/SVRpwW4Br2
— Luke Barnes (@LukeBarnes_92) May 5, 2018
It drives them insane . . .
Among these weapons and gear though, a subsection stood out: guns that, through gimmicky design features, managed to either circumvent gun regulation, or avoid it entirely.
Take, for example, one of the models of the FN FAL rifle which was on display (a type of rifle previously used by the British Army, among others). The model, pictured below, fires the same type of bullet as a regular FAL rifle, and has the same basic design. But because of its length and stock design, it technically qualifies as a pistol under U.S. gun laws.
This quirk of qualification was also true with a version of the AR-15 on display. The weapon has the same basic design as an AR-15 rifle, but because its shoulder stock can be changed to an arm-guard, it too qualifies as a pistol, not a rifle. This is even though, as a vendor admitted to me, most people would change the arm-guard back to a rifle-style stock.
At least someone wants Trump to come to the UK . . .
Aimie Adam, 27, said she hoped the US president does come to Scotland when he visits the UK in July, because she wants to meet him.
She was shot twice by gunman Thomas Hamilton as he opened fire on a class of primary one pupils at Dunblane Primary in 1996, killing 16 children and their teacher.
A ban on handguns was introduced in the wake of the atrocity, leaving the incident as the only mass shooting at a UK school.
Eric Holder? https://t.co/JlUmzvv62p
— Mo Mo (@molratty) May 7, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) May 6, 2018