Booker is either a complete moron, or he is deliberately lying. Either way he is unfit to shovel camel dung, much less be president
The competition would be very tough, and I would not bet against noted liar Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is another of those people who will never be mistaken for pro-gun. However, just so that no one gets confused in the least. Wasserman Schultz decides to join in on attempts from the anti-gun forces to stigmatize gun owners.
Why else would she join in with the chorus of people trying to paint the nation’s oldest civil rights organization as a terrorist group?
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) had stern words for the National Rifle Association on Tuesday, responding to the gun group’s new president attacking student survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, for allegedly engaging in “civil terrorism.”
“The NRA is kind of just shy of a terrorist organization,” Schultz told HuffPost. “They have done everything they can to perpetuate the culture of violence that we have in our country with the spread of assault weapons across the nation.”
Wow! Talk about going full out BS right off the bat! How does she do it? She knows she is spreading propaganda. She knows she is defaming and falsely smearing millions of law abiding Americans. She knows, yet does it anyway. The left is evil
For years YETI Coolers have been a hot item for sportsmen at the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country.
These Foundation events raise money to support youth programs and educational programs nationwide. The youth of America who benefit from these programs are the future hunters, hikers, fishermen/women, bikers, campers, wildlife photographers, mountain climbers, sportsmen/women and conservationists who will protect our natural resources and recreational lands.
Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The NRA Foundation saying they no longer wish to be an NRA vendor, and refused to say why. They will only say they will no longer sell products to The NRA Foundation. That certainly isn’t sportsmanlike. In fact, YETI should be ashamed. They have declined to continue helping America’s young people enjoy outdoor recreational activities. These activities enable them to appreciate America and enjoy our natural resources with wholesome and healthy outdoor recreational and educational programs.
The truth about the left, which the Cult of Gun Control is part of, is easy to see. Just ignore their rhetoric, and watch their real goals
The precepts were simple: “If you find a gun, stop, don’t touch, leave the area, tell an adult.” These days it’s been changed to “Stop, Don’t Touch, Run Away, Tell a Grown-Up.”
Utterly non-controversial right?
Well, apparently not. Eddie Eagle has been stirring up controversy for decades.
According to an article from Splinter News, Eddie Eagle was conceived as a trojan horse.
To really understand the NRA’s agenda with Eddie Eagle, it’s important to go back to the beginning. Eddie was essentially conceived as a Trojan Horse. The character and program was developed in 1988 by Marion Hammer, the ultra-powerful Florida lobbyist behind a string of infamous gun laws, including the “Stand Your Ground” law. According to the Violence Policy Center—which released a report in 1997 describing Eddie Eagle as “Joe Camel with feathers”—Hammer created the program as a way to deter lawmakers from passing Child Access Prevention (CAP) Laws, which criminalize keeping firearms easily within reach of children.That’s right, a program which teaches children not to touch guns is somehow responsible for making them want to buy guns.
Hammer’s argument was that, instead of punishing adults for keeping a dangerous object around children, children could learn to simply not touch or use a gun that they might have access to—effectively shifting the responsibility of not getting shot by a gun an adult left lying around to kids.
Ah, so education is bad? Informing kids is bad? Talk about obscene thinking. The fact here is simple, the left hates firearms, and it has a goal of one day stripping all rights to firearms from the people. So, any group that supports the natural right of gun ownership must be demonized, no matter how much it stresses and promotes safety.
Ah, those sneaky anti-gun kids. We are told they are wise beyond their years, we are told to revere them. But if we dare to disagree with them, we are mean, and are attacking children. So, many people do not question them, because they are afraid of being accused of attacking children. Me? I am different. These students have chosen to become activists and I will not hesitate to refute the false narratives and empty rhetoric they use. You see, it matters not what people like me, or the NRA say, because activists do not allow truth to guide their strategies
Two vocal leaders, David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, spoke with CBSN Monday to discuss the movement and why they believe they can through the partisan divide on gun control and drive real change in policy.
Both Hogg and Gonzalez, who refer to themselves as members of the “,” say they’ve received death threats in response to their efforts in launching the movement. But they aren’t letting threats deter them from making progress.
“There’s always been people who are going to want to harm us,” Gonzalez said. “I’m not going to pretend that this like opened my eyes to a cruel and harmful world … When it comes right down to it, we already knew that this world was going to be tough. So getting death threats like that doesn’t really faze us.”
Asked about the NRA’s response to their movement, Hogg responded: “I think it just goes to prove what exactly they are. I don’t think NRA members are bad people at all. I think they’re responsible gun owners that want to become politically active and make their voices heard in this democracy, and I think that’s an excellent thing.
“I think the problem comes in when it’s people at the top of this organization that don’t listen to their constituents and continue to scare people into buying more guns, creating more violence, so they can scare more people and sell more guns,” he continued. “The people at the top of the NRA are no longer working for the people that are in their organization. They’re working on behalf of the gun lobby.”
Both Hogg and Gonzalez say the NRA has reached out to them, but not in a positive way.
“The way that they’ve been reaching out to us is basically threatening us,” Hogg said.
OK, give us an example. It is a serious accusation to say someone is “threatening” you. So, show us the evidence. Of course that will not happen. It never does with the Left. This is what they do. They make accusations, usually completely irresponsible ones, then simply repeat that message. They know the media will never challenge them or ask for examples. They know their fellow leftists will never question them. They will simply regurgitate these false accusations, because it is all about furthering the narrative They are trying to win a political fight by smearing their opponents, a tried a true strategy they have used for many years.
As for threats, I have no doubt they’ve gotten them. I get them from time to time and I have a much lower profile, so yeah, they probably get them.
But the NRA is “basically threatening” them?
Sorry. It doesn’t pass the sniff test.
Right now, the NRA is engaged in the fight of its life as politicians jump on the backs of these kids and use their rage to justify a proverbial grab bag of anti-gun proposals they’ve wanted for years but haven’t been able to get. At the same time, they’re being vilified as the evilest organization operating in the United States today. The last thing they’re going to do is threaten a couple of loud high school kids.
If the NRA has threatened them, I want names and specifics. Not any of this “basically” stuff. I want to know what was said and by whom. I want actual details.
After all, this is a day and age when people seem to think using the wrong pronoun is violence, it’s not hard to imagine something being twisted to resemble a threat by this crowd.
Frankly, Hogg’s credibility is precisely nil with me. I think he’ll do anything he can to get things his way, and I think the adults around him have no problem manipulating him so they can get those things too. Without specifics, I’m not about to believe him for a moment.
First the Tweet that triggered some hack at USA Today
Oh no, the horror!
Unfortunately, USA Today‘s Josh Hafner felt it was necessary to direct everyone’s attention to the tweet. You know, because it was so awful.
On Wednesday morning, as students nationwide protested to mark the one-month anniversary of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the National Rifle Association promoted a glamorized image of an AR-15 — the same kind of gun used to kill 17 people in the massacre.
“I’ll control my own guns, thank you,” the NRA tweeted at 11:30 a.m. ET, as students’ walkout demonstrations rippled across the United States.
Many students, such as those at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where last month’s shooting occurred, said they walked out Wednesday to gain visibility as they push for lawmakers to ban assault rifles like the one used in the shooting.
The AR-15 image came from an NRA article praising the weapon as “the musket of its era.” Unlike muskets, which fired about one round every 20 seconds, AR-15-style rifles have become the favorite gun of mass shooters looking to fire about one round every half second.
Several mass shootings have relied on AR-15-style guns, including: Parkland, Sutherland Springs, Texas; Las Vegas; Orlando; and Newtown, Conn.
So, the NRA, which stresses gun safety, AND better background checks, AND harsher sentences for violent felons should just be smeared as a “terrorist” organization that kills kids without ever speaking up on its own behalf? I do not think the Left understands how free speech works
Wanna guess the two words? I will allow Dana Loesch to say it in a much nicer way
The louder the Totalitarian Left hollers the louder we should preach the truth
Detroit Police Chief James Craig is getting national attention for encouraging residents to arm themselves for their own self-defense.
Craig is featured on the cover of the NRA magazine America’s 1st Freedom. In the cover story, the chief insists he’s not responsible for a recent slew of self-defense shootings. Since January, there have been seven incidents of homeowners shooting intruders. Six resulted in death.
Craig says the shooting began to increase before he started the job in 2013. “More and more Detroiters are getting sick of the violence,” Craig says. “I know of no other place where I’ve seen this number of justifiable homicides.”
Craig adds, “We’re not advocating violence. We’re advocates of not being victims.”
Remember if it is written at Think Progress, it has to be pretty lame to begin with, but Jessica Goldstein takes asinine to a new low in bashing Colin Noir’s new show Noir although not one episode has been released yet.
About two months ago, the NRA announced a partnership with Noir who, as an African-American millennial, isn’t the typical NRA spokesperson, thus the basis of his appeal. Since Newtown, the NRA has made a mission of winning over more non-white supporters. The NRA even hosted a “Youth Day” at which children were offered free memberships.
But the odds are not ever in the NRA’s favor: According to a Harvard University Institute of Politics poll, taken in spring of last year, 49% of millennials support stricter gun laws, compared to 15% who think they should be less strict (35% want no change in the laws). Only 18% of 18 to 25 year olds reported owning a gun.
So, the odds, according to Goldstein are not in the NRA’s favor? Well looking at the poll 49% of “millennials” support stricter gun laws. I am not sure how Goldstein arrives at that 49% number, since that question was not on the poll. You can look at the survey here for yourself. But, the point here is that if Goldstein’s number is correct then 49 % support “stricter” gun laws, while 50% do not. So, the numbers are neither in the NRA’s favor nor against them. It seems pretty evenly split. Yet she presents the numbers as if the numbers are just dead set against the NRA.
The most fascinating part of Goldstein’s apparent disconnect with reality is that she believes that Noir was created by the NRA somehow, as if his opinions could never be his own, I mean doesn’t he know he is Black?
As you can probably guess, Colion Noir is not his real name. It’s Collins Idehen. (Can you imagine the pitch meeting, trying to come up with the just-right fake name for the face of young black gun ownership? “How about Jack Black? Wait, that’s taken.” “You know, Noir means “black” in French.” “French? Isn’t that a little liberal-elite for our taste?” “No, trust me, people are going to like it.” “BOOM. Best brainstorm ever!”)
See, Goldstein actually thinks that a Black guy would NEVER support the NRA so, Noir must be just a creation of the NRA, a figment of their right wing imagination. In other words he is a pawn parroting words his NRA masters give him.
Noir seems to have emerged out of the ether; evidence of his earlier, real-name career is scant. In interviews, he recites an origin story that sounds too good to not be scripted: he told conservative news site The Blaze that he was “not too fond” of guns as a kid and didn’t fire one until after college, when he went with gun-owning friend to a range one day. “Quite frankly, when I stepped in I was terrified.” But once he fired, “it was literally love at first shot.”
Too good not to be scripted? That is rich coming form a Leftist isn’t it. Hell the Left scripts everything, and repeats those talking points over and over and over, no matter how false they are. In fact this whole piece by Goldstein is nothing but talking points meant to convince us that Noir is a phony, a fraud, a pawn of the NRA!
Today, Noir is a self-described “Urban Gun Enthusiast.” To quote from his website: “I am unapologetically a Gun Enthusiast. I love shooting, I love guns, and all things gun related.” He addresses what he must assume is a primary concern at the top of his personal FAQ: “Are you just a pawn for the NRA?” (Spoiler alert: he says no.)
Wow, Goldstein bashes Noir for defending against the charge that he is a pawn in a column where she repeatedly hints he is a pawn. A pawn and a creation of the evil NRA. That is the most inane part of this piece. Noir is attacked as a pawn, as a creation of the NRA. Yet, Goldstein herself remarks how popular Noir was BEFORE he was contracted by the NRA!
Noir has an impressive social media presence—over 35,000 followers on Twitter, 181,000 likes on Facebook, and nearly 220,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel—and got his start in the pro-gun world with YouTube videos about firearms.
See! Even though Noir has been popular for a while now, Goldstein tries to convince us that he is just a manufactured illusion by the NRA! Good Grief! The fact is this. The NRA has hired Noir BECAUSE he was popular, they did not invent him. They liked his videos and went from there. He is not the only You Tuber the NRA signed up either. Billy Johnson, is another man, he is White by the way, so Goldstein likely thinks he is real, who was making You Tu be videos that caught the eye of the NRA. The NRA has several great commentators, you can peruse their work here. They were hired because they are effective speakers, engaging, and principled. Yet Goldstein is hung up on Noir for one reason, his color. The NRA is EVIL because they hired a Black man that believes in self-defense and gun rights! Odd isn’t it? If Noir was parroting gun control talking points, Goldstein would point to him a leader in the fight for #gunsense. But, Noir does not know “his place” so bigots like Goldstein must marginalize him.
Yep, I have $25 bucks too Mayor Nanny!
Emotion, emotion, and more emotion fueled by gun control propaganda.
Bob Belvedere takes apart Harvey Weinstein and his radical attitude towards guns and gun owners
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein announced for the first time on Howard Stern’s radio show that he is making a full feature drama to try to destroy the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Stern asked Mr. Weinstein on Wednesday whether he owned a gun. The Hollywood heavyweight replied that he did not and never would. “I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it,” the producer said. “I think the NRA is a disaster area.”
Mr. Weinstein then revealed his secret project about the gun rights group. “I shouldn’t say this, but I’ll tell it to you, Howard,” he said. “I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take this head-on. And they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”
The shock jock asked whether the film was going to be a documentary. Mr. Weinstein said no, that it would be a “big movie like a ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’”
The movie mogul said his vision was to scare people away from firearms. He foresees moviegoers to leave thinking, “Gun stocks — I don’t want to be involved in that stuff. It’s going to be like crash and burn.”
The chairman of the Weinstein Co. (formerly Miramax) is one of President Obama’s biggest fundraisers. He brought in more than $500,000 from his Hollywood friends for the president’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2012.
The 5 million members of the NRA are law-abiding Americans who are active in preserving the right to protect themselves and their families.
Mr. Weinstein thinks guns are necessary for self-defense, but only in other countries, during genocides and if the weapon is not personally owned.
Mr. Weinstein does not seem to know that the Nazis were able to confiscate the guns that the Jewish people owned based on Germany’s government registry.
These are the ravings of someone who is mentally ill, but does it rise to the level where you have to urge Whinestein be put in a straitjacket?
While Leftism is, indeed, a mental illness, I think it most cases it does not rise to the level of commitment because people like Harvey [does he have an imaginary friend named ‘Trotsky’?] does not pose an immediate danger to those around him and to himself [but, if he were to hurt himself, I wouldn’t shed any tears]. Fortunately, we are still in a position — despite the fact that our government is illegitimate and, therefore, lawless — to ignore this ignorant cretin, this waste of human flesh, this depraved and soulless dimwit, this dumpy and demented little putz. I am tempted to pray that he chokes on his own stupidity, but, well, I’m a peaceable man.
Weinstein is a buffoon who ignores history, reality, and stats from the FBI, CDC, and many other sources that show guns are used far more often for good, self-defense, than they are used to commit crimes. But in today’s culture, buffoons, if they say the right things, are lauded as wise somehow. Weinstein can make as many movies as he likes, but if he thinks he will turn Americans against the right to own guns, he is not just crazy, but stupid as well.
GREAT! I love the “Grow the Hell up” part. Of course Liberalism is an ideology for the childish so, do not count on that happening anytime soon.
This woman redefines the word idiot. Video at A Nod to the Gods who lays out the case against Giron having any functioning brain cells
How can a politician at that level not realize the Navy Yard was a gun free zone? I know we have uniformed voters aplenty, but uniformed Senators? Holy shit, you couldn’t have made a better argument for conservatives when the left starts going off about gun control.
“[The NRA is trying to say that] more guns equals safety. And in this case in particular, we can look at, it was a Navy Yard. You couldn’t have any more armed people than in that case right there.” – Angela Giron 9/19/2013
Now the video
A bobble head doll has more sense.