Yes, banning plastic knives because ASSAULT PLASTICWARE!
In an attempt to combat knife crime, the United Kingdom’s Home Office unveiled on Wednesday the “KnifeFree” public service announcements on fast food fried chicken boxes.
More than 321,000 #knifefree boxes have been distributed to 210 restaurants in England and Wales, the Home Office said. The boxes have stories of people who “have chosen to pursue positive activities, such as boxing or music, instead of carrying a knife.”
“These chicken boxes will bring home to thousands of young people the tragic consequences of carrying a knife and challenge the idea that it makes you safer,” Policing Minister Kit Malthouse said. “The government is doing everything it can to tackle the senseless violence that is traumatising communities and claiming too many young lives, including bolstering the police’s ranks with 20,000 new police officers on our streets.”
Next? Spork Control!
NRA? No! Gun owners? No! Those who defend the right to own firearms? No!
Activist Philly DA who loves turning out violent felons? YEP!! The Other McCain explains
Two years ago, left-wing billionaire George Soros wrote a $1.45 million check to Larry Krasner’s campaign for district attorney of Philadelphia. This is a gigantic sum to spend on a local election, and enabled Krasner to defeat six rivals in the 2017 Democrat primary, then coast to a landslide victory in the general election. Krasner ran as the anti-police candidate, and has made it his official policy to turn dangerous criminals loose on the streets of Philadelphia. One of the beneficiaries of Krasner’s policies, Maurice Hill, had an extensive criminal record — drug charges, aggravated assault, perjury, fleeing and eluding, escape and weapons offenses — before he engaged in a shootout Wednesday in North Philadelphia that wounded six cops. This incident resulted in a statement from Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney William McSwain:
What I witnessed last night was true heroism by the Philadelphia police. But the crisis was precipitated by a stunning disrespect for law enforcement — a disrespect so flagrant and so reckless that the suspect immediately opened fire on every single officer within shooting distance. Only by the grace of God did they survive.
Where does such disrespect come from?
There is a new culture of disrespect for law enforcement in this City that is promoted and championed by District Attorney Larry Krasner — and I am fed up with it.
It started with chants at the DA’s victory party — chants of “F*** the police” and “No good cops in a racist system.”
We’ve now endured over a year and a half of the worst kinds of slander against law enforcement — the DA routinely calls police and prosecutors corrupt and racist, even “war criminals” that he compares to Nazis.
This vile rhetoric puts our police in danger. It disgraces the Office of the District Attorney. And it harms the good people in the City of Philadelphia and rewards the wicked.
The alleged shooter last night, Maurice Hill, is a previously convicted felon with a long rap sheet. We have plenty of criminal laws in this City — but what we don’t have is robust enforcement by the District Attorney. Instead, among other things, we have diversionary programs for gun offenses, the routine downgrading of charges for violent crime, and entire sections of the criminal code that are ignored.
The criminal laws in this City — and especially the existing gun laws and drug laws — should be aggressively enforced in order to protect the public and the police. My Office is doing all that we can. We have prosecuted 70% more violent crime cases this year than we did last year, in response to the District Attorney’s lawlessness. But it is now time for the District Attorney and his enablers to stop making excuses for criminals. It is time for accountability. It is time to support law enforcement and to put the good people of this City first.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Philadelphia police and our federal partners, is investigating the horrible events of last night and we are considering all options at our disposal. We will do everything that we can to support our brothers and sisters in the Philadelphia Police Department and ensure justice is done.
To the officers involved last night — those who were wounded and those who rushed to defend them — and to their families, I say thank you. The whole City thanks you. We owe you more than we can ever repay.
Note please that NPE of this is even being mentioned by the ledia, or the Cult of Gun Control. All they can do is chant “sensible gun laws” while drooling on themselves
At Bearing Arms Tom Knighton notes a call for a mental health database from New York’s leftist governor then ponders what could possibly go wrong
A national mental health database is an Orwellian nightmare in the making. Can you imagine finding out that you’re going to be listed in a database because you sought professional help after, say, the death of a loved one?
Plus, this database is going to be created by the same people who protected OPM data that was hacked?
There’s absolutely no good that will come of this kind of database. You and I know this. I get the feeling that Cuomo is one of the few who doesn’t.
I get the feeling Cuomo does know where this could, ah will lead, that is a path statists like Governor Cuomo would very much take America down
What a sell out. Was she ever sincere when she defended constitutional principles? Or did she sell her values, if she ever held them, to CNN? Whatever the case, she is a disgrace, a gutless coward whose “ideals” are either for sale, or meaningless to her
As bad, and moronic, as blaming video games for mass shootings is calling for red-flag laws is even worse
But if you want to know how this American version of China’s social credit system would work in practice, let me remind you of how Veterans Affairs recklessly red-flags “disruptive” citizens without due process, transparency or accountability in the name of “safety.” Government bureaucrats routinely deprive our nation’s heroes of medical treatment based on arbitrary definitions of who and what constitutes a mental health menace.
I first reported on the VA’s secretive database on “disgruntled” and “disruptive” vets five years ago. Under the VA policy on “patient record flags,” federal bureaucrats can classify vets as “threats” based on assessments of their “difficult,” “annoying” and “noncompliant” behavior. The VA manual says the flags “are used to alert Veterans Health Administration medical staff and employees of patients whose behavior and characteristics may pose a threat either to their safety, the safety of other patients, or compromise the delivery of quality health care.”
What a crock. It’s precisely because so many vets receive inferior care from the feds that they have been forced to raise their voices. Have we all forgotten the 40 veterans who perished at the Phoenix, Arizona VA, which relegated patients to a bureaucratic black hole through secret waiting lists? Among examples of patients’ behavior referred to the red-flaggers in the VA’s “Disruptive Behavior Committees” (Orwell couldn’t have cooked up a better name): venting “frustration about VA services and/or wait times, threatening lawsuits or to have people fired, and frequent unwarranted visits to the emergency department or telephone calls to facility staff.”
Disabled Air Force veteran and veterans advocate/attorney Benjamin Krause has exposed the Soviet-style targeting of veterans flagged for exercising their First Amendment rights or threatening to sue the VA over neglectful care or for simply being too “expensive.” He calls it “straight out of a totalitarian regime.” In 2013, the VA inspector general concluded that the bureaucracy “does not have a comprehensive definition of what constitutes disruptive behavior.” In January 2018, a VA Office of Inspector General report found that large numbers of flagged veterans were being left in the dark about being placed on dangerous patient lists — with no recourse to remove phony flags or appeal in any meaningful way.
Please go read the whole piece, and let the White House know how dangerous red-flag laws will be. And how the left will surely weaponize such laws
The Mayor of Chicago, Lori
Lightheaded er Lightfoot who ripped the president over mass shootings, then developed a severe case of reality bites when Ivanka Trump mentioned that Chicago is kind of a mecca for senseless murders. Man the truth sucks!
First Lightfoot climbed aboard her own personal fake moral outrage and launched nasty, and patently false accusations at President Trump
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot reacted to the weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio by calling for greater national gun control efforts including universal background checks while asking President Donald Trump to set “a better, clearer moral tone.”
“What he’s been doing is blowing every racist, xenophobic dog whistle and when you do that, when you blow that kind of dog whistle, animals come out,” Lightfoot said Monday, referring indirectly to Trump’s incendiary tweets and campaign speeches that have included calling Mexican immigrants “rapists.”
Trump should use “his weight in Congress to move forward on common sense gun reform,” Lightfoot said.
Oh no, not dog whistles, please not the dog whistles again! Maybe the mayor should go off script and look at how those “common sense gun reforms” are working in Chicago? Where the collective gun toll is staggering, which Ivanka Trump dared to mention
But this week, Lightfoot engaged in a public battle of words with the president’s powerful daughter, who in a series of tweets on Tuesday drew attention to the city’s gun violence and provoked an angry response from Chicago’s mayor.
Early Tuesday, Ivanka Trump drew renewed national attention to Chicago’s problems with gun violence by writing, “As we grieve over the evil mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, let us not overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year.”
“With 7 dead and 52 wounded near a playground in the Windy City — and little national outrage or media coverage — we mustn’t become numb to the violence faced by inner city communities every day,” she tweeted.
Mayor Dog Whistle was, of course, outraged that someone would actually think of the inner city victims of violence
A livid Lightfoot said Trump got key facts wrong in her online comments and falsely implied that all the injuries happened in one incident. If Ivanka Trump cared, Lightfoot said, she should have reached out to city officials.
“It wasn’t a playground, it was a park. It wasn’t seven dead. It wasn’t 52 wounded in one incident, which is what this suggests. It’s misleading,” Lightfoot said. “It’s important when we’re talking about people’s lives to actually get the facts correct, which one can easily do if you actually cared about getting it right.”
Well, that silly Ivanka! Does she not know that shootings near a park are OK? And does she not know that 59 people shot in two days is no big deal because it cannot be used to attack the president? Come on Ivanka, bone up on your Social Justice Rules of Propaganda already! Yes Chicago has highly restrictive gun laws, and yet has a murder rate through to roof. But, that is not proof that such laws have failed. It is Indiana’s fault, because Indiana recognizes a right for the law-abiding to own firearms. And those damn guns invade Chicago and shoot innocent people by the dozens every weekend! Damn Ivanka!
Love this!!!! As does fellow right winger Pirates Cove
The gun shop cares about their opinion why?
But of course the Left’s Butt Hurt Brigade was, well, butt hurt
From the article
A small town gun shop in western North Carolina has drawn the ire of liberals and gun control advocates alike after it promoted a billboard featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and three other liberal congresswomen with the slogan: “The 4 Horsemen are Idiots.”
The sign, which advertises Cherokee Guns in Murphy, started getting attention on Sunday, when the store posted a photo on Facebook saying only “Share.” Murphy is about 240 miles west of Charlotte, in Cherokee County.
Among those sharing: The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence which called the billboard “dangerous.” It also cited President Donald Trump as being partly responsible. Trump has been critical of Ocasio-Cortez and the three others on the billboard: Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
To those offended over this? Here is my heartfelt response