FedEx won’t drop the NRA so these companies are dropping FedEx – Companies? The social justice warriors dropping FedEx listed in thinkprogress.com’s article are all Hollywood talent agencies. No surprise there . . .
World of Wonder, the production company for such TV shows as RuPaul’s Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing, and Big Freedia, announced on Wednesday that it would no longer ship with FedEx.
“We support the call to boycott the NRA by no longer using FedEx for our company’s shipping needs. We salute the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We are inspired by their leadership and are committed to their safety!” the co-founder Randy Barbato said in a statement.
ICM Partners, a major Hollywood talent agency, confirmed to Forbes on Thursday that it has stopped using FedEx for its shipping needs.
Styles joins stars like Justin Bieber, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, St. Vincent, George and Amal Clooney, Scooter Braun, Lady Gaga, Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, Oprah and more who have voiced support for the [March For Our Lives] event, or who have promised to participate.
“I stand with you guys,” Bieber tweeted on February 18, while Schumer implored people to “get involved.”
Podcast host: I bought my first gun because of CNN town hall – A different kind of post-Parkland backlash than the one the mainstream media’s been pimping. But should we be happy that liberals are tooling-up?
Banning assault rifles would be constitutional – Or not. . .
There is enough room under the 2nd Amendment to prevent people from possessing certain types of firearms. Even Justice Scalia recognized that laws restricting the possession of certain guns — machine guns and short-barreled shotguns, for example — would be constitutionally permissible. And Justice Scalia acknowledged that “weapons most useful in military service” may not be protected. Assault-style rifles may certainly fall into that category.
While banning semi-automatic assault rifles won’t end all gun violence, it may save a few lives without significantly interfering with the rights of gun owners to use other firearms for recreation and self-protection. And that’s something we can all live with.
Condoleezza Rice stuns ‘The View’ audience with amazing story about 2nd Amendment rights – Gun control’s racist roots revealed . . .
“When White Knight Riders would come through our neighborhood,” she said, “my father and his friends would take their guns and they’d go to the head of the neighborhood, it’s a little cul-de-sac and they would fire in the air, if anybody came through.”
“I don’t think they actually ever hit anybody,” she continued. “But they protected the neighborhood. And I’m sure if Bull Connor had known where those guns were he would have rounded them up.”
“And so, I don’t favor some things like gun registration,” she said to a suddenly silent crowd.
Goldman Sachs’ investment in a gun retailer puts it in an awkward position – Repeated scandals — including a $5.1 billion fine for its mortgage-backed securities machinations — aren’t awkward. But a small stake in Bass Pro/Cabela’s is. Go figure.
In a statement provided to CNBC, Goldman Sachs said: “We are saddened by recent events, especially the tragedy in Florida last month. We are in touch with management at Bass Pro/Cabela’s and know they are deeply concerned and focused as well.”
Goldman Sachs’ ownership stake in Cabela’s is small, and the company does not have a board seat. Its equity is “preferred” which, in layman’s terms, means it is more akin to a financing tool than it is to ownership. It nonetheless forges a connection between Goldman and guns at a time at which scrutiny of the firearms industry is high. Goldman declined to disclose the size of the stake.
1960s Unrest Was The Impetus For The First Gun Age Limits – Not race riots. “Unrest.” Gun control’s racist roots ignored by an agenda-driven history.com . . .
The 1960s brought the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as a feeling among some Americans that increased law and order was needed to quell unrest, especially among young people. In response to these factors, the Gun Control Act of 1968 established the first federal age limits for buying guns from licensed dealers: 18 for long guns and 21 for handguns.
The distinction was due to the fact that handguns were associated more with homicide (and today still account for most gun deaths) than long guns. However, it set no age limit for possession, and no age limit for purchasing guns from a private seller . . .
“So it leaves us in a funny situation under federal law,” [Jon Vernick, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research] says. “There’s this weird gap where you have to be 18 to buy a handgun from a private person but 21 to buy it from a licensed dealer.” Like the 1968 law, this new act did not set any minimum age for long gun possession or purchase from a non-licensed vendor.
“You have to be 18 to buy a long gun from a licensed gun dealer,” Vernick explains. “But if instead of knocking on the door of my local gun store, I knock on my neighbor’s door, and that person wants to sell me a rifle or a shotgun, I can be 11.”
The Kind of Courage America Demands of Its Police – J-school grad and Californian Conor Friedersdorf is a deeply confused person with very little understanding of police use of force. Or the true meaning of courage.
Can it be that asking cops to face mass shooters without backup is reasonable but asking them to shoot a mentally ill man with a tiny knife in the leg rather than center mass or to eschew no-knock SWAT raids for nonviolent crimes is too much?
The courage required for cops to take the lead to reform current policy, against their interests, would be of a different sort than the courage needed to face an unexpected gunman. But even if one thinks classic valor is most laudable, encouraging the more calculated, premeditated sort of courage would likely save more innocents. Can we at least stop calling cops who choose not to shoot cowards?
Once Banned, Now Loved and Loathed: How the AR-15 Became ‘America’s Rifle’ – The New York Times can’t help it. The girl can’t get help it.
The number of assault weapons recovered by the police in crimes and reported to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives dropped sharply after the ban was carried out, according to a Justice Department report.
But it stops short of directly tying the ban to a decrease in gun violence, and the ban’s broader effect remains in dispute. Gun rights advocates say loopholes allowed for the sale of slightly modified versions throughout the ban. Its defenders cite law enforcement statistics showing a drop in the criminal use of automatic and semiautomatic weapons during that time.