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The NRA Says It’s in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be ‘Unable to Exist’

"....The lawsuit stems from actions taken by New York financial regulators to halt the sale of an illegal, NRA-branded insurance policy. The NRA actively marketed “Carry Guard,” a policy to reimburse members for legal costs incurred after firing a legal gun. In May, the state of New York found that Carry Guard “unlawfully provided liability insurance to gun owners for certain acts of intentional wrongdoing.” The NRA’s insurance partners agreed to stop selling the policies and pay a $7 million fine.

 

The NRA complaint alleges that New York was not content to block this single insurance product, but instead campaigned to sever the NRA’s ties to a wide range of financial service providers, from insurance companies to banks. ..

In its complaint, the NRA paints these actions as a “malicious conspiracy to stifle the NRA’s speech and induce a boycott of the NRA.” Cuomo and state regulators, the NRA alleges, were intent on “suppressing the NRA’s pro-Second Amendment viewpoint” and had engaged in “unlawful conduct with the intent to obstruct, chill, deter, and retaliate against the NRA’s core political speech.”

In the filing, the NRA reveals that its longtime insurer broke off negotiations this winter and “stated that it was unwilling to renew coverage at any price.” [Emphasis in original.] The NRA claims it “has encountered serious difficulties obtaining corporate insurance coverage to replace coverage withdrawn.” In addition, the NRA contends that “multiple banks” have now balked at doing business with it “based on concerns that any involvement with the NRA — even providing the organization with basic depository services — would expose them to regulatory reprisals.”.......

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/nra-financial-trouble-706371/

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Gun control group targets firearms owners with new ads, seeks common ground

Gun regulation group coins a new term, 'family fire,' to describe the unintentional shooting of children in homes where guns are stored improperly.

 

The full-length spot concludes with the words, "8 kids a day are accidentally killed or injured by FAMILY FIRE. FAMILY FIRE is a shooting involving an improperly stored gun."

The Brady Center, citing U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, states that 4.6 million children live in homes with unlocked and loaded guns; three in four know where the guns are stored.........

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/gun-control-group-targets-firearms-owners-new-ads-seeks-common-n898561?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma

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On 8/8/2018 at 6:18 PM, mr6666 said:

Gun control group targets firearms owners with new ads, seeks common ground

Gun regulation group coins a new term, 'family fire,' to describe the unintentional shooting of children in homes where guns are stored improperly.

 

The full-length spot concludes with the words, "8 kids a day are accidentally killed or injured by FAMILY FIRE. FAMILY FIRE is a shooting involving an improperly stored gun."

The Brady Center, citing U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, states that 4.6 million children live in homes with unlocked and loaded guns; three in four know where the guns are stored.........

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/gun-control-group-targets-firearms-owners-new-ads-seeks-common-n898561?cid=sm_npd_ms_tw_ma

I have always viewed these family shooting as natural selection.

 

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igorvolskyVerified account @igorvolsky 5h5 hours ago

 
 

So disgusting: @NRA is suing Seattle over a law that requires residents to secure their guns or face up to $10,000 in fines.

 

Safely securing firearms prevents unintentional guns discharges, suicides, gun theft.

NRA is literally suing to ensure gun owners can act irresponsibly

This is a necessary lawsuit to determine if Seattle city officials have gone too far and violated the 2nd Amendment.      Someone defending their home has a right to 'quick and easy' access of a firearm.   Therefore the Supreme Court needs to determine how 'secure' a firearm needs to be. 

Note that most pro-gun-control law folks are upset when conservatives pass laws making it much more difficult to obtain an abortion.    

 

 

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https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/owner-of-new-mexico-compound-property-warned-officials-about-missing-boy-1295925827541?v=raila

Owner of New Mexico compound property warned officials about missing boy

Following news that the 11 children in the compound were being trained to carry out school shootings, Jason Badger says for months he begged investigators to do something about the family on his land, worried about the boy he recognized from a missing child poster.

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Two women alive today most likely because the family had a gun and the daughter knew how to use it.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/38860970/woman-being-choked-by-boyfriend-is-saved-when-son-gets-gun-daughter-shoots-kills-man

Shannon WattsVerified account @shannonrwatts 11h11 hours ago

 
 

Stop misleading women to sell guns.

The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely a woman will be killed.

Each month, 50 American women are shot to death by intimate partners, and most mass shootings are related to domestic violence.

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18 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Glenn BeckVerified account @glennbeck

 

Two women alive today most likely because the family had a gun and the daughter knew how to use it.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/38860970/woman-being-choked-by-boyfriend-is-saved-when-son-gets-gun-daughter-shoots-kills-man

Shannon WattsVerified account @shannonrwatts 11h11 hours ago

 
 

Stop misleading women to sell guns.

The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely a woman will be killed.

Each month, 50 American women are shot to death by intimate partners, and most mass shootings are related to domestic violence.

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Looks like women that have domestic partners need more guns.

Oh,  that isn't what Watts is trying to sell???     

 

 

 

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NRA Says FBI Is Treating Trump As Unfairly As Al Capone

 

.....NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch informs her audience that the FBI is trying to pull the same tricks on Trump that they used to entrap the beloved Prohibition-era Chicago gang leader:

"They’re trying to Al Capone the president. I mean, you remember. Capone didn’t go down for murder. Elliot Ness didn’t put him in for murder. He went in for tax fraud. Prosecutors didn’t care how he went down as long as he went down."

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/nras-dana-loesch-compares-trump-to-al-capone.html

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'Multiple Fatalities' Reported in 'Mass Shooting' at Jacksonville Mall: Sheriff

Multiple people are dead after a mass shooting at an entertainment complex hosting a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities said. 

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Department confirmed news of the shooting at Jacksonville Landing, a mall and event space, via Twitter just after 2 p.m. Sunday. Officials said that there were "multiple fatalities" with "many" transported." One suspect in the shooting is confirmed dead, the Sheriff's office tweeted. 

The shooting "appears to have occurred inside a pizza restaurant that includes a bar dedicated to video games and other forms of gaming," NBC News is reporting. The bar was hosting a Madden 19 Southeastern Qualifier Tournament at the time, according to NBC. Electronic Arts, the company that makes the popular football video game, confirmed that it is "aware of an incident at a sanctioned Madden Championship Series competition in Jacksonville."................

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Mass-Shooting-Jacksonville-landing-491753611.html

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Bonespurs Trump* has got to be the weakest president yet when it comes to mass murders in America.

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The School Shootings That Weren't

....This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, "nearly 240 schools ... reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting." The number is far higher than most other estimates.

But NPR reached out to every one of those schools repeatedly over the course of three months and found that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened. Child Trends, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, assisted NPR in analyzing data from the government's Civil Rights Data Collection.

We were able to confirm just 11 reported incidents, either directly with schools or through media reports......

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/08/27/640323347/the-school-shootings-that-werent

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Another Florida shooting that will involve their Stand Your Ground Law.

Based on what I have read so far the shooter (a Uber driver),  had a legit reason to fear bodily harm and therefore to use his gun (which he had a legal permit to carry).  

Good thing the deceased was white otherwise the occurrence would be framed by the MSM as racial instead of if SYG should apply and if SYG laws,  generally, do more harm then good (topics that need to be vetted).

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/30/us/stand-your-ground-polk-county-uber-driver/index.html

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Russia's Pro-Gun Influence Accounts Copied The NRA — And Sometimes, Vice Versa

 

Russian social media agitators who pushed pro-gun messages in the United States sometimes copied the language of the National Rifle Association. And sometimes, the NRA copied them.....

What is clear is that, at times, the Russians followed so closely behind the American gun rights group that it duplicated its content word for word. ...........

"It's more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone." ....

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/21/649209429/russias-pro-gun-influence-accounts-copied-the-nra-and-sometimes-vice-versa?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=politics&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180921

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Father Of Parkland Shooting Victim Sculpts Haunting Image Of Child Hiding Under Desk

Manuel Oliver created “The Last Lockdown” partially using 3D printing.

 

"Artist Manuel Oliver, who lost his 17-year-old son Joaquin during the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has created a striking sculpture depicting a child hiding under a desk to signify when a school is on lockdown.

The statue is one of 10 being shown across the country during voter registration drives, specifically in congressional districts where politicians back the gun lobby. The title of the project is “The Last Lockdown.”

he figures were created using 3D printers, an intentional reference to the debate over guns potentially being 3D printed. The desks are real school desks.

 

“We want you to feel unsettled,” the project’s co-creator Sean Leonard said

Oliver and Leonard teamed up with Giffords, the gun reform group founded by former congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Giffords is a mass shooting victim herself, being left partially paralyzed after a lone gunman opened fire at a meet-and-greet in Tucson, Arizona, in 2011.

In the run-up to the midterm elections, the new statues will appear in cities including Parkland, Florida, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Denver and Milwaukee.

“It’s too late for us to save Joaquin from gun violence,” Oliver said. “But through art my family and I are making sure that we protect the rest of the kids out there.”,,,,,,,,,

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/parkland-shooting-manuel-oliver-art-student-desk_us_5ba3eff1e4b069d5f9d12c4b

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