Don Lemon Has 2 Words For People Who Say It’s Not Time To Talk About Guns – And there I was thinking they were going to be f*ck off. “After Wednesday’s mass shooting at a South Florida high school, the CNN Tonight host said that compared to other countries, America was ‘off the charts’ when it came to this kind of violence. And that meant we have to talk about guns . . .
“You can save it. People who are saying, ‘Oh, y’know, it’s not the time to talk about guns’ or whatever,” Lemon said. “Yes, it is. Shut up. I don’t want to hear it. It absolutely is.”
Gun stocks rally after Florida school massacre – No surprise there, but with Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, no panic, no sales surge.
Why is The New York Times publishing discredited gun researcher John Lott? – Because he doesn’t say a whole lot to piss off the antis?
Last month, The Times published a glowing profile of NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch with the paper terming her a “telegenic warrior” despite criticism that Loesch has used her NRA role to incite violence against journalists and critics of the president. The Times’ acceptance of Lott’s opinion piece is another indication of how much the paper is willing to kowtow to pro-gun activists, no matter how extreme or false their claims are.
Georgia Tech student group helping train college students with firearms to fight back – A response to off-campus crime, but still timely given yesterday’s events.
Rob Montgomery, the vice president of the Marksmanship Club at Georgia Tech, told FOX5 he’s upset thieves are prowling campus-area neighborhoods looking to take advantage of college students.
“What we really think is the best solution to these problems is to have people properly trained in the use of firearms,” he said.
“If someone thinks you have a gun, they are far less likely to target you for a robbery,” Montgomery said.
Exclusive: Gun lobbyist helped write ATF official’s proposal to deregulate – A mild breeze in a teacup, as we learn in paragraph 29:
The white paper does indeed emphasize, in a note at the end, that the views are [Acting ATF Deputy Director Ronald B.] Turk’s: “The opinions expressed within this white paper are not those of the ATF; they are merely the ideas and opinions of this writer … this paper is offered to provide informal insight on potential productive ways to limit regulation and continue to protect our Second Amendment freedoms, while focusing on ATF’s mission to protect our nation.”
In a note accompanying the memo, ATF’s assistant director of Enforcement Programs and Services, Marvin G. Richardson, tried to clarify to division chiefs that this memo was not official policy.
“It is not policy or guidance but rather it is intended to open up dialogue on the various issues. Please review it and formulate any thoughts or ideas that you may have. We will discuss these issues at a meeting in the near future. As a reminder, this document is not for public dissemination so please regard it as internal only,” he wrote in January 2017.
Megyn Kelly on FL Shooting: ‘NRA Is Too Powerful,’ Politicians ‘Too Weak’ – Ms Kelly blurs the line between a feature and a bug
And then there are the guns. Don’t even think about it. Don’t even think about it. No gun reforms are getting through. They’re not. And most of the ones that will be proposed in the wake of this shooting will be utterly meaningless and wouldn’t have even arguably prevented this killing. The NRA is too powerful. our politicians are too weak, and the guns are too ubiquitous.