Dahm and Roberts to Fallin: FOAD
Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm (shown, R-Broken Arrow) and Oklahoma State Representative Sean Roberts (R-Hominy) are vowing to fight back against Republican Governor Mary Fallin’s veto last week of Dahm’s bill, which would have recognized constitutional carry in the Sooner State. Dahm was the principal sponsor of SB 1212, which stipulates that any person 21 and older, and military personnel who are 18 and older, can carry a firearm without a license. The bill passed the Senate near the end of the legislative session by 33-9, after having passed the House of Representatives last month, by a margin of 59-28.
But Dahm is determined not to stop there. He and Roberts are pushing for a special session which will address not only the concealed-carry law, but also other legislation vetoed by Fallin during her nearly eight years as governor. Fallin is term-limited this year.
Bloomberg has it all figured out . . .
The people currently running the country – namely, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and most importantly the National Rifle Association – quickly offered thoughts, prayers and a denunciation of “evil.” What they didn’t offer were solutions.
But there are plenty of solutions on the table. And most Americans support them, even if the people leading them don’t, note Bloomberg’s editors, citing a new American Public Health Association poll.
Here are some more numbers, from that survey:
87.8 percent of Americans (including gun owners) want universal background checks;
84.8 percent support making arms dealers account for missing guns;
83.6 percent want states to report people who shouldn’t have guns to a background-check system;
81 percent want to keep people under domestic-violence restraining orders from getting guns;
78.9 percent want to let families ask courts to take guns from people deemed to be a risk of harming themselves or others.
The reality is no one knows why. But this is at least plausible . . .
On another terrible day, I hate to introduce even more pessimism, but when we discuss mass shootings, one of the first questions we ask is the simplest and also the hardest to answer. Why? Why does this keep happening? Those who advocate for gun control have an immediate answer — the prevalence of guns in the United States. Yet guns have been part of the fabric of American life for the entire history of our republic. Mass shootings — especially the most deadly mass shootings — are a far more recent phenomenon.
Writing in 2015, Malcolm Gladwell wrote what I think is still the best explanation for modern American mass shootings, and it’s easily the least comforting. At the risk of oversimplifying a complex argument, essentially he argues that each mass shooting lowers the threshold for the next. He argues, we are in the midst of a slow-motion “riot” of mass shootings, with the Columbine shooting in many ways the key triggering event.
It would be a real shame if Citigroup and BofA felt consequences for their anti-gun policies . . .
The U.S. gun lobby is taking aim at “gun-hating” banks after Citigroup Inc and Bank of America said they would no longer provide certain banking services to gun-makers, according to industry lobbyists.
The attack by Gun Owners of America and the National Rifle Association (NRA) could imperil de-regulatory gains the banks had hoped to win from Republican lawmakers and regulators, many of whom are staunch defenders of the Second-Amendment right to bear arms, according to industry sources.
In March, Citigroup put restrictions on new retail business clients which sell guns to require their customers to pass background checks, following February’s Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people. Weeks later, Bank of America said it would no longer lend to companies that make military-style firearms for civilians.
He was probably just misunderstood . . .
One of the suspects in a Friday shooting that left at least 9 people dead at Santa Fe High School in Texas is Dimitrios Pagourtzis, law enforcement sources told CBS News.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said earlier Friday that one suspect and another person of interest are in custody.
Social media pages with the same name as Pagourtzis show the person was obsessed with guns, knives and animal torture, and he owned a trench coat with USSR and Nazi medals on it.
1.) I am holding my grad cap in the photo. I am NO LONGER a student.
2.) Kent State permits NON-STUDENTS to open carry on campus.
3.) Please call Kent State and whine to them like you are on Twitter. Let me know what action they plan on taking against me!
calm down, Shannon https://t.co/b7KyJamAvs
— Kaitlin Marie (@KaitMarieox) May 17, 2018