We’re so old, we remember when he used to be funny . . .
“Someday they’ll say we turned a blind eye to the suffering and slaughter of our own children and gave ourselves over to scoundrels and sadists,” Carrey captioned the artwork. Carrey also described the NRA as a “national disgrace” and said that “the venom of greed is killing America.”
The NRA named North, a retired lieutenant colonel infamous for the part he played in the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s, as its new president last week. He has since claimed the gun group is a victim of “civil terrorism.”
A new, more aggressive post-Christie approach under New Jersey’s new gun control czar . . .
(Bill) Castner also laid out three other areas where he intends to train his focus: strengthening state regulation and policy; coordinating with other states to collect and analyze data, as well as improve their laws; and legal action.
“There needs to be an alternative that takes this outside of Congress and the Statehouse in order to bring meaningful change,” Castner said.
Although New Jersey will become a testing ground, efforts in other states provide clues where Castner may head in the months and years to come. Giffords has a large number of well-known law firms that work with it, pro bono, on firearms-related litigation. And Castner said during his introductory news conference that he intends to bring the “full force of the state of New Jersey against unscrupulous manufacturers, distributors and retailers.”
An art installation at Daley Plaza backed by an organization pushing for tighter gun control was hauled away earlier than expected because of a city permit issue, according to the organizers.
“Chicago Gun Share Program” — a sculpture featuring a line of mock AR-15 riles that resembled a Divvy bike-share docking station — was removed from Daley Plaza about 9 p.m. Monday after representatives from the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the advertising agency working on the project, Escape Pod, realized the permit they had pulled for the exhibit expired Monday, said Max Samis, spokesman for the Brady Center. Backers weren’t sure where the sculpture might end up next.
“I think it was just wires getting crossed,” he said.
Here we have CNN’s Chris Cillizza posting an image of crosshairs around the president of the United States of America.
This is CNN. pic.twitter.com/Q0gdAbkgLw
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 15, 2018
On Tuesday, CNN’s Chris Cillizza tweeted a GIF that appeared to have crosshairs from a rifle scope set on President Donald Trump and then deleted it, claiming that it was “unintended.”
Cillizza’s tweet stated: “Donald Trump, pointing to heavens to commemorate police officers killed in the line of duty.”
In a subsequent tweet, Cillizza wrote: “I’ve deleted a GIF about President Trump. We use @GifGrabber to make our GIFs and it defaults to the image below as a first frame. To clear up any unintended confusion, I’ve removed the tweet.”
Naturally, Gov. Kasich’s threatened to veto the stand-your-ground and preemption bill . . .
The House and Senate are working on moving bills through their chambers through the next two weeks before going on summer break. This is a critical time for bills lawmakers want to pass, assuming that they’re next chance won’t be till after the November election.
The so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill, HB 228, which makes it easier to use lethal force in self-defense, is seeing some new momentum in the House after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida forced the legislation to go on hiatus for two months. HB 228 would also stop local governments from passing their own gun control laws, something both Columbus and Cincinnati have already done.
Nick Cannon says there would have been no slavery if it wasn’t for guns.
— DJ Vlad – VladTV.com (@djvlad) May 15, 2018