Of course they have. And look for an announcement soon about their new MSNBC variety show . . .
Lauren and David Hogg, two students who survived the tragic Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have signed a book deal with Random House.
The book, which Random House describes as an “in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement,” is titled #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line. It is scheduled to be published on June 5, and the proceeds from it will go to charity and community organizations. One such organization is Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit that advocates for stricter gun control.
This is what happens when government controls who is allowed to exercise a civil right . . .
They might as well have a had a hotline: 1-800-GIFTS4GUNS.
A former city cop spilled his guts Tuesday, telling Manhattan jurors about years worth of bribes he and his fellow officers received for doling out gun permits — everything from cash, prostitutes and expensive watches to baseball memorabilia and exotic vacations.
David Villanueva, an ex-supervisor in the NYPD’s License Division, said he and other cops — including officers Richard Ochetel and Robert Espinel and Lt. Paul Dean — were on the take for years from so-called gun expeditors.
In exchange, the officers doled out pistol permits like candy — even to people who should not have had them, Villanueva said.
A lot of pro-gun pushback going on in Illinois these days . . .
A Central Illinois couple and several gun rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a statewide ban on handguns in home day cares, arguing the prohibition violates the Second Amendment rights of the operators of the businesses.
The suit was filed Monday against the state and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, which sets licensing rules for child care facilities. A spokeswoman for the agency declined to comment on pending litigation.
Since 2017, Jennifer Miller has operated a licensed day care out of her house in Shelbyville, about 200 miles south of downtown Chicago.
She and her husband, Darin Miller, both have firearm owner’s identification cards and concealed carry permits, but they were told by a DCFS employee in March and April that they could not keep handguns in their home while operating a licensed day care, according to the lawsuit.
We’re sure they’ll wait until after school to die on the capitol steps . . .
Students with the March for Our Lives movement said they plan to occupy several buildings at the Arizona Capitol on Friday to demand Gov. Doug Ducey support stricter gun-control laws.
Organizers of the student group said they will stage a “die-in” protest, in which they will lie on the ground to simulate deaths from school shootings.
“We will be laying down to symbolize the fact that we are literally dying,” said Jordan Harb, a 17-year-old student organizer. “People are dying. Thirty-five people are dying every day in this country because politicians, like those here in Arizona, are not taking action.”
And in other news, darkness tonight be followed by widely scattered light tomorrow morning . . .
Gun control advocates in Boulder are urging the City Council to pass the city’s proposed ban on assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines as soon as possible.
The Daily Camera reports Councilman Sam Weaver said after a public hearing earlier this month that the proposal should be left to voters. But some citizens, including volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, are hoping Weaver’s idea gets overruled and the ban isn’t shelved until a November vote.
The City Council will follow up on Weaver’s proposal and deliberate over the drafted ban May 1. Councilwoman Lisa Morzel says the likelihood of council members offering revisions to the draft could push the ban to a third reading before it gets adopted.
Protecting the Constitution in a constitutional carry state . . .
A coalition of Vermont gun groups sued the state Wednesday, arguing that newly passed ammunition magazine limits run afoul of the Vermont Constitution.
The plaintiffs — the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the Vermont State Rifle & Pistol Association, two sporting goods stores and one gun owner — are being represented by Brady Toensing, vice chair of the Vermont Republican Party, and Cooper & Kirk, a Washington, D.C., law firm that has represented the National Rifle Association in multiple cases.
The suit, filed in Washington Superior Court, came one week after Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed into law sweeping gun legislation to mandate background checks, raise the purchasing age for firearms to 21 and ban bump stocks, in addition to establishing the magazine limits.
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) April 18, 2018