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On 6/28/2018 at 11:22 AM, hamradio said:

So happens I first saw the sign on the Weather Channels "Firestorm" last night that discussed the wives of firefighters fighting them.  Husbands stay away on the job, hundreds of miles away for months.  Guess the woman with 2 kids shouldn't protect herself.

If I was the husband of one of these women,  I'd be mighty careful how I came home late at night, expected or un... and avoiding a messy divorce is often easier on the kids and the finances. 

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NBC NewsVerified account @NBCNews 4h4 hours ago

 
 

WATCH: Hundreds of protesters in Chicago shut down part of a major interstate during march against gun violence.

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-certainly appreciate their cause, just not sure THIS makes an effective protest?

like just WHO or WHAT do they expect to change??

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Snapshots: Chicago Protesters March Onto Dan Ryan Expressway by the Hundreds

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With lanes lined with hundreds of officers and dozens of city vehicles, protesters marched onto the Dan Ryan Expressway in an anti-violence march calling for an end to violence in the city Saturday morning. The massive crowd chanted "shut it down right now" as they stepped ...See More
 

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Chicago Mayor to governor in war of words about Dan Ryan march: 'Delete your account'

"........Fr. Pfleger, a priest at St. Sabina Catholic Church, and other anti-violence protesters organized the march in an effort to press city officials to better address gun violence, joblessness and access to quality education.

“We came out here to do one thing: to shut it down,” Pfleger said, as the march wrapped up at 67th Street. “We came here to get their attention. Hopefully we got their attention. … Today was the attention getter, but now comes the action.”

Gov. Bruce Rauner posted a message on Twitter expressing his displeasure at the expressway shutdown, saying the full northbound lane closure was not what had been negotiated.

“This is unacceptable,” Rauner tweeted at noon. “We had clear parameters that allowed the protestors to be heard while respecting law and order. Instead, they chose instead to cause chaos.”

In a second posting, he criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel........

..... Earlier, demonstrators gathered near 79th and State streets. Some hoisted signs that read “NO MORE DRUG WAR” and “NO GUNS,” with an illustration of a handgun crossed out. Another sign read “They Don't Care About Us,” with pictures of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner on each side. Some of them held up signs with the names of homicide victims. ...........

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-dan-ryan-pfleger-violence-protest-20180706-story.html

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The Utah Gun Exchange is following the Parkland students around the country to combat their call for more gun laws

"..........students continue to hold rallies and town halls calling for new gun regulations after repeated mass shootings. It is a political movement sparked by the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school in February.

Now, an owner of a Utah online gun marketplace has taken the company’s military-style armored vehicle on the road, following these students and holding counter-rallies. That includes urging its members to attend a March for Our Lives town hall in Salt Lake County this weekend,.....

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2018/07/10/utah-gun-exchange-is/

The Utah Gun Exchange is following the Parkland students around the country to combat their call for more gun laws

 

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6 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

In #WhoIsAmericaShowtimeQ3Program_2018.png, Sacha Baron Cohen gets several GOP congressmen to agree to a program called "Kinderguardians" that arms America's toddlers

https://www.thedailybeast.com/sacha-baron-cohen-targets-gop-congressmen-bernie-sanders-in-who-is-america-premiere?via=twitter_page

 

".......Incredibly, the fake initiative not only gets the endorsement of gun rights activists like Philip Van Cleave, once similarly duped by John Oliver on The Daily Show, and Gun Owners for America head Larry Platt, who can be seen laughing on screen at the host’s suggestion that “it’s not rape if it’s your wife,” but also receives supportive testimonials from several sitting members of Congress, including Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). If Rohrabacher’s Democratic opponent Harley Rouda isn’t using the clip in a campaign ad by next week, he’s doing something wrong.

Remarkably, the one politician Baron Cohen speaks to who refuses to endorse Kinderguardians on the spot is Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), known for bringing an infamous right-wing troll as his date to the State of the Union.

Former Republican congressmen Trent Lott and Joe Walsh, on the other hand, had no problem looking into the camera and declaring that four-year-olds should be allowed to defend themselves with firearms....

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9 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

".......Incredibly, the fake initiative not only gets the endorsement of gun rights activists like Philip Van Cleave, once similarly duped by John Oliver on The Daily Show, and Gun Owners for America head Larry Platt, who can be seen laughing on screen at the host’s suggestion that “it’s not rape if it’s your wife,” but also receives supportive testimonials from several sitting members of Congress, including Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). If Rohrabacher’s Democratic opponent Harley Rouda isn’t using the clip in a campaign ad by next week, he’s doing something wrong.

Remarkably, the one politician Baron Cohen speaks to who refuses to endorse Kinderguardians on the spot is Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), known for bringing an infamous right-wing troll as his date to the State of the Union.

Former Republican congressmen Trent Lott and Joe Walsh, on the other hand, had no problem looking into the camera and declaring that four-year-olds should be allowed to defend themselves with firearms....

Joe Wilson is famous for his statement of "You lie" during Pres. Obama's State of the Union Address.  He is your typical S.C. Republican.

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https://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/texas-armed-teachers-photos.php

Photographing America’s armed educators

A FEW MONTHS BEFORE THE SHOOTING at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I began to seek out schools in America that planned to arm teachers, or already had. When working in the US, my projects largely focus on Texas—a state with a long and ingrained relationship with firearms, and the birthplace of many of America’s contemporary ideas about arming teachers.

In 2007, after the mass shooting at Virginia Tech, David Thweatt, superintendent of Harrold Independent School District in North Texas, began quietly encouraging his teachers to keep handguns in the classroom. “We flew under the radar for about a year,” says Thweatt. Working with his school board and a team of lawyers, Thweatt created the Guardian Plan, which legalized the carrying of pistols by teachers. “The names of our Guardians are kept confidential,” Thweatt wrote in The Washington Post earlier this year, “and they are paid a small yearly stipend in addition to their regular salaries to have them carry concealed handguns at school.”

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Superintendent David Thweatt of Harrold Independent School District, near Wichita Falls, Texas, which serves just over 100 students. Thweatt: “‘Guns and children don’t mix’: that is the aphorism they love to say. But guns mix with everything and always have. It’s just a tool. That is like saying hammers and kids don’t mix; well, they don’t if you’re aiming it at their thumbs.” Photo by Spike Johnson.

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1 minute ago, mr6666 said:

 

The Kremlin and GOP Have a New Friend—and Boy, Does She Love Guns

Depending on who’s asking, Maria Butina is either a Russian central bank staffer, a gun rights advocate, or a connection between D.C. Republicans and Russia.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-kremlin-and-gop-have-a-new-friendand-boy-does-she-love-guns

Tom WinterVerified account @Tom_Winter 20m20 minutes ago

 
 

BREAKING / NBC News: DOJ announces the arrest of Russian National Mariia Butina, age 29, for "infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation."

She was arrested yesterday.

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Jon Swaine Retweeted Anna Massoglia

On the day a Russian agent is charged with infiltrating the NRA, the Trump administration announces the NRA and similar groups can keep the identity of their donors totally secret

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Anna MassogliaVerified account @annalecta

 

New IRS guidance no longer requires some 501(c) tax-exempt nonprofits—including 501(c)(4) “dark money” groups spending money on politics

—to disclose donor names & addresses (already not public under exisitng policy) in annual 990 tax returns’ Schedule B https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/rp-18-38.pdf 

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18 minutes ago, jakeem said:

An Arizona Senate candidate says he's pro-gun because he once fended off a gunman with a gun kept under his bed. Turns out the "attacker" was his mom, and he shot her dead; he was charged with murdering her and his sister, but not convicted.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/16/arizona-senate-candidate-killed-his-mother/790288002/

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Stranger Than Fiction

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On 7/16/2018 at 2:31 PM, mr6666 said:

Tom WinterVerified account @Tom_Winter 20m20 minutes ago

 
 

BREAKING / NBC News: DOJ announces the arrest of Russian National Mariia Butina, age 29, for "infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation."

She was arrested yesterday.

Shannon WattsVerified account @shannonrwatts 24h24 hours ago

 
 

.@realDonaldTrump getting asked a question by arrested Russian nationalist and @NRA lifetime member Maria Butina.

She posed as a reporter at the July 2015 FreedomFest

to ask then-candidate Trump if he would continue the U.S. policy of sanctions against Russia if elected.

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