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Shannon WattsVerified account @shannonrwatts

 

Male New Hampshire lawmakers on the hearing committee

wearing pearls to mock @MomsDemand volunteers and gun safety advocates. #NHPolitics

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ElizabethSchatzDoyle @elizabethdoyle Mar 5

 
 

Moms are not "clutching their pearls" over gun violence.

They are BURYING their children over gun violence.

These are preventable deaths save for your selfishness & greed, #NHPolitics.

 

You should be ashamed. #MomsDemand

see: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2019/03/06/new-hampshire-gun-control-pearl-necklaces/3078579002/

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The above posts are total BS;   The pearls are a prop used by a woman's pro-gun-rights group.   They have used them before.   Therefore they were NOT used by these male NH lawmakers to mock the woman's gun-control group MomsDemands or this moron Watts.   

They were used to show support for women being able to purchase and own guns for self-protection.     

 

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"....... the state Republican party called the uproar "fake news" and said the pearls were given to the state legislators by the Women’s Defense League of New Hampshire as a sign of support for gun rights. The Women's Defense League opposes gun control measures ......

"These men are supporting women and supporting women who support actual women's rights. They are the farthest thing from sexist and there was a women (sic) lawmaker wearing them, too," Morin told CNN Wednesday.

 

But Watts' opinion that the pearl necklaces were meant to mock gun control advocates went unchanged.

"These lawmakers decided to wear symbols that essentially mocked the process," she told the Union Leader. "They showed they were not coming to this hearing with an open mind, and they were making light of survivors who were testifying on the suicide of a child, or women who were survivors of domestic abuse." 

She told The Washington Post that "when you are a male lawmaker and you come to a hearing wearing a pearl necklace and a semiautomatic rifle pin, you sort of lose control of the narrative." ...........

 

The lawmakers wore the pearls during a meeting of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, which was discussing proposed "red flag" legislation. The gun control measure would allow a judge to restrict access to firearms by people who are considered a threat to themselves or the public. Family members and law enforcement would be able to petition the court to issue such an order. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2019/03/06/new-hampshire-gun-control-pearl-necklaces/3078579002/

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8 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

The above posts are total BS;   The pearls are a prop used by a woman's pro-gun-rights group.   They have used them before.   Therefore they were NOT used by these male NH lawmakers to mock the woman's gun-control group MomsDemands or this moron Watts.   

They were used to show support for women being able to purchase and own guns for self-protection.     

 

Last thing I'd want to see is Watts mocked and derided. It would be a real end of the world.... :lol: 

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4 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Shannon WattsVerified account @shannonrwatts Mar 8

 
 

The @NRA says we haven’t been invaded because other nations are afraid of our armed citizens.

I’m sure it has nothing to do with our military, or the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

American's own 40% of the guns in the world. Roughly 393 million owned by 326 million.  Too many to have one's day made. 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/gun-ownership-country-us-legal-firearm-citizens-statistics-a8406941.html

Nothing's worst for an enemy when a country it invades wages a war of attrition.

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PBS NewsHourVerified account @NewsHour 29m29 minutes ago

 
 

Gun-maker Remington CAN be sued

over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012,

a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled

“The regulation of advertising that threatens the public’s health, safety, and morals has long been considered a core exercise of the states’ police powers,” Justice Richard Palmer wrote for the majority, adding

he didn’t believe Congress envisioned complete immunity for gun-makers.

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3 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Kenny Williams @Ohheykenny

 

Minister David Parker confirmed that

Semi Automatic weapons will be banned in New Zealand.

Kat Ward @katwardphoto 18h18 hours ago

 

One day. This ban took one day. Look to this, America.

 
 

Good move. We enacted similar laws in Australia after the Port Arthur massacre. I don't believe we had a mass shooting since.

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It's easier to do this in New Zealand since they don't have the same Constitutional Amendments like we do.  So what happens if this occurs again with only a handgun....do a total ban like the UK then be concerned with knife control?

 

It's a shame the people of New Zealand has to pay a gun control price because the shooter is not a New Zealand'er but an OUTSIDER from Australia. :(

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/15/world/asia/new-zealand-shooting-brenton-tarrant.html

 

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1 hour ago, mr6666 said:

Keith BoykinVerified account @keithboykin

 

“Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons.”

- New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden

New Zealand To Ban Military-Style Semiautomatic Weapons After Massacre

The ban will include military-style assault rifles, high-capacity magazines and tools to modify firearms.

 

.........The exceptions to the ban would include semiautomatic .22-caliber firearms as well as semiautomatic shotguns with magazines holding a maximum of five rounds. Ardern said those guns are commonly used for hunting and pest control.

 

The prime minister said the interim measure means New Zealand police must approve military-style weapon purchases.

Parliament is hoping to create a buyback scheme in which gun owners will be compensated for returning their weapons. Ardern said weapon sales “should now cease” and expects stores to return their firearms stock to suppliers..............

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-zealand-semiautomatic-weapon-ban_n_5c92f020e4b08c4fec342b43?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

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6 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Alexandria Ocasio-CortezVerified account @AOC 19h19 hours ago

 

You know, instead of training children, teachers, houses of faith, & concertgoers to prep for being shot, we could just:

-Pass Universal Background checks (#HR8!)

-Disarm domestic abusers

-Mandate safe storage

-Ban bump stocks, semiautos, & high cap mags designed to kill people

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Police do confiscate guns if they're used in a threatening  manner (no shots fired)

 

Safe storage is being handled at a state level.

https://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/child-consumer-safety/safe-storage/

 

Bump stop ban suppose to go into effect in a few days.

https://weartv.com/news/local/nationwide-bump-stock-ban-takes-effect-tuesday

 

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20 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Alexandria Ocasio-CortezVerified account @AOC 19h19 hours ago

 

You know, instead of training children, teachers, houses of faith, & concertgoers to prep for being shot, we could just:

-Pass Universal Background checks (#HR8!)

-Disarm domestic abusers

-Mandate safe storage

-Ban bump stocks, semiautos, & high cap mags designed to kill people

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Just saw online that one of the Parkland survivors killed herself. I guess there is always an aftermath of such tragedies.

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How to sell a massacre: NRA's playbook revealed

Three-year undercover sting reveals how US' National Rifle Association handles public opinion after deadly gun attacks.

"...deflecting public concern by smearing supporters of gun control.

"Just shame them to the whole idea," said Lars Dalseide, another member of the NRA's public relations team. "If your policy, isn't good enough to stand on itself, how dare you use their deaths to push that forward. How dare you stand on the graves of those children to put forward your political agenda?".............

 

& enlist the services of friendly reporters.

"You have somebody who leans to your side that worked at a newspaper, maybe he was covering city hall or was a crime reporter," Dalseide said.

"We want to print up stories about people who were robbed, had their home invaded, were beaten or whatever it might be and that could have been helped had they had a gun. And that's going to be the angle on your stories. That's what he's got to write. He's got to put out two to five of those a week."......

 

As for social media, the NRA recommended producing short videos that highlight how useful a gun is for self-defence.

"These are hugely popular and they're short little snippets. You know, 'Joe Blow', cashier at the local convenience store, had his firearm with him and protected himself," said Mortensen.

"Those are good because they're short and they kind of get you outraged. We call it like 'the outrage of the week'.".........

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/sell-massacre-nra-playbook-revealed-190325111828105.html

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The HillVerified account @thehill 20h20 hours ago

 

#BREAKING: Federal judge rules California ban on high-capacity magazines violates Second Amendment http://hill.cm/Jq1TyOt 

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

 

-Don't see "bear high-capacity arms'??  :blink:

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GiffordsVerified account @GiffordsCourage

 

An extremist judge struck down California's restrictions on military-style weapons,

claiming: "The problem of mass shootings is very small."

 

Tell that to the families of Parkland, Newtown, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Sutherland Springs, Chicago....

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