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NRA’s Top Lobbyist In Florida Kept From Hearing Due To Death Threats

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H/T Bearing Arms.

We always hear how intolerant  Conservatives are but the truth is the left is the intolerant ones.

The anti-gunners like to accuse gun rights activists of a lot of things. We’ve been accused of lacking sufficient size in certain appendages, for one (that’s a common one). We’ve also been accused of being violent, malicious people just looking to hurt others.

Meanwhile, we’re not the ones making death threats.

Marion Hammer, the NRA’s top lobbyist in Florida, didn’t attend Tuesday’s public hearing on a Leon County gun ordinance because of death threats.

Hammer, usually a staple at legislative hearings on gun bills, acknowledged she wouldn’t attend the hearing in an email exchange over the weekend with County Commissioner Bryan Desloge.

“The death threats come with the job,” she said in a Sunday email. “I’ve dealt with it for many, many years. But it is so ugly this time NRA is insisting that I listen to my security advisers. It always amazes me how these people who claim to want to stop violence are so quick to threaten violence. I have never been afraid of them but it really makes me angry when they threaten my family.”

Desloge, in a Saturday email, said he learned about the threats from his aide, who’d spoken with her.

“I regret that’s happening to you,” Desloge said. “You don’t deserve to be treated in that manner — you’re just doing your job, just as I will be doing mine when I cast my vote.”

After a nearly five-hour debate, commissioners voted 6-1 to adopt an ordinance requiring background checks and a three-day waiting period for all private firearm sales on publicly accessible property, from gun shows to garage sales. Desloge, the only Republican on the commission, voted against the measure.

Hammer, past president of the NRA and executive director of Unified Sportsmen of Florida, sent a surrogate, Alex Hoffman, to the hearing. Hoffman didn’t mention the death threats, saying only that Hammer “was unable to attend the meeting tonight.”

As much as the rules annoy me, nothing angers me like death threats against someone simply because they hold a different view.

What this tells me is that at least someone doesn’t want debate. They don’t want to hear differing opinions. They don’t care about a basic human right, the right to own the means to defend oneself. They don’t care about any of that.

They want compliance.

We’re supposed to be doormats. Unfortunately, a lot of us aren’t cut out for that role. Marion Hammer sure isn’t. People like her fight, and the gun grabbers don’t like that because she’s effective at it. So, they threaten her and her family. If they can’t silence her with their typical rhetorical tricks, they’ll silence her with threats and intimidation.

People who make death threats against their opponents are nothing new. They’ve been with us for ages. It just seems like they’re ramping it up in this day and age. Maybe they’re not and this is an optical illusion, but I don’t think so.

The thing is, it’s not a good idea to threaten gun owners with death. We tend to be armed ready to meet those threats, if need be.

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Hogg’s Sister Also Thinks Teens Are Wiser When It Comes To Our Civil Liberties

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H/T Clash Daily.

The thing Camera Hogg’s sister does not understand is the Second Amendment is the guardian of the other Nine Amendments.

These little skulls full of mush are just spouting words feed to them by their puppet masters like George Soros Michael Bloomberg and so on.

In a flurry of tweets and a video released by TMZ, David Hogg’s sister, Lauren, shared her thoughts on civil liberties. It’s rather informative.

The sweet, sweet gun-grabbing children are so very, very wise.

Parkland high school students have been featured by the Media (D) since the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th.

Most are pushing a gun control agenda and seriously have no clue what they’re talking about.

Amazingly, these teens don’t want to point any of the blame at:

  • the shooter himself
  • the Broward Sheriff’s Office for doing nothing with the 45+ calls to the shooter’s home
  • the School Resource Officer that failed to enter the building once he heard that shots were fired
  • the Broward Sheriff’s Captain that gave a ‘stand down’ order to the responding deputies
  • the school policies that were ignored allowing the former student-turned-shooter on campus
  • the Broward County School District policies that would have ‘red flagged’ the shooter
  • the FBI ignoring two tips by people close to the shooter
  • the Media (D) for making these mass shooters famous

Nope.

It’s the gun’s fault.

And the NRA.

The only thing that they want is gun control now.

The school, on the other hand, put in place some ‘security measures’ that began on Monday, including mandatory clear backpacks, visible I.D. badges, as well as armed police. The school board is still in discussion regarding the use of metal detectors and wands.

Whoa, Nelly! Those kids got angry because their ‘rights’ were being infringed because oneperson did a very bad thing…

Huh. Weird. Don’t people like that?

So, do you think these kids will understand that demanding to take guns away from law-abiding gun owners is the same thing?

Isn’t It Ironic? Parkland HS Students Hate The New Big Government Security Measures

They’re not going to see the irony there at all.

Lauren Hogg

@lauren_hoggs

Today when I walk into school I will be greeted with armed police, wand detectors and clear backpacks.

Is this what my high school experience is going to be like? 3 more years of this…

Someday when my kids ask me about my high school experience what am I going to tell them?

 

Yes, They Are Coming for Your Guns

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H/T Town Hall.

Here is some food for thought the last time a government was this heavily armed 6 million people died in concentration camps.

The anti-gun movement has held out the falsehood that they are not coming after people’s guns as a central core of their effort to hide their existential goal.  The lid was blown off that charade when a 97-year-old man who previously occupied a position at the top level of our country (retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens) advocated for the abolition of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the paper of record – The New York Times.

Before anyone jumps off a cliff about this proposition, let me state who I am on this issue.  I am not a gun owner.  I am not a member of the National Rifle Association nor any other group that supports gun rights. I was fairly ignorant about essential elements of guns and gun owners until I did a series of columns on the subject and became knowledgeable about the subject of guns through extensive research and interviews.

I strongly support the right to bear arms.  I don’t care about or believe that garbage about a well-armed militia.  The Second Amendment was put in place and obtained its lofty position as the “Second Amendment” right behind the most essential amendment giving us free speech etc., etc., for a reason.  The people who founded this country did not trust government.  Even though they were possibly the most talented, intelligent and capable group of people ever assembled for one cause, they lacked the arrogance of most people in government that government was or is the answer.

When I have discussions with people wanting to shrink the rights of gun owners, they discount this essential aspect of why citizens should be allowed to own guns.  When I ask them to explain the explosion of armed representatives of the government in non-military agencies, they are universally ignorant of that fact.  Here are just a few:

  1. The IRS has 2,300 Special Agents armed with AR-15s, P90 tactical rifles and other heavy weaponry.  The IRS recently spent $12 million on ammo and weapons.
  2. The Small Business Administration (SBA) spent tens of thousands on Glock hand guns.
  3. In 1996 the Veterans Administration had no armed employees.  Today they have 3,700 officers armed with millions of dollars worth of guns.
  4. The list goes on.

As a Jew, I have a problem with any government having all the guns. The last time we allowed that to happen, it ended with millions of dead Jews.  I believe any Jew who denies that reality puts their own political naiveté above the survival of the Jewish people.

If you think that is far-fetched because it happened over 70 years ago, then just cast your eyes south to Venezuela.  Hugo Chavez took over a country that had open elections and was the most prosperous in South America in 1999.  In less than 20 years Chavez and his successor Maduro have run an educated, productive country into the ground.  It is a human disaster and they control all the guns while people are starving.

Let’s look at the current move by the anti-gun people to limit guns.They call a restriction of certain long guns “common sense” legislation.  First let me say, these people have destroyed the use of the words “common sense” for all of us just like they destroyed the word “liberal.” In both cases, the use of the words was driven into oblivion by using them in an Orwellian manner.

Let us believe that the banning of these guns was achieved as they previously were for 10 years with non-existent benefit. Toward what end? The fact is that deaths from long guns average one per day.  If you exclude suicides, gun death by hand guns are 42 per day. If you include all gun deaths (suicides) by hand guns it is 104 per day.  We are led to believe by their rhetoric that once the anti-gun goal of banning certain long guns has been achieved (guns responsible for one death per day), they will stop and not go after guns that are used to kill 104 per day.  Balderdash.

Those of us who have some experience in life know that is not the way it works with the Left.  They play a long game and are happy to move the ball forward with mini steps until they achieve their goal.  That is how they moved a free market for medical care in America just 55 short years ago to a position that some states like California are toying with 100% government-run health care.  There is an expression that could be used in this situation – if that ever happens, just shoot me.

I don’t trust the government and this country was established on that bedrock principle.  I don’t trust the people who are lying to us about what their true intentions are about gun control just like they lied to us about government-run health care. They want all guns in the control of government-controlled apparatchiks.

As Charlton Heston said: “From my cold, dead hands.”

David Hogg Hates These Memes So … Spread Them Around

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H/T Clash Daily.

David Camera Hogg is a thin skinned Fascist Thug with a gun confiscation agenda.

David Hogg is the Parkland student-turned-activist that was upset about Laura Ingraham repeating what he told TMZ.

David Hogg got a very thin skin.

But he’s fine dishing it out.

He’s said that the Marco Rubio is disgusting, the NRA is disgusting, Donald Trump Jr. is disgusting for liking a tweet, everything is disgusting — except his behavior:

He’s even said that the NRA members are ‘pathetic f*ckers’ that could have ‘blood of children on their faces’ and they’d still want to make money from selling guns.

Yes, he is indeed an ignorant little wuss that is pushing an agenda.

He’s getting accolades from the Left: (LANGUAGE WARNING)

But God help you if you criticize him.

Or call him an ignorant little wuss.

It’s 2018, brotha, it’s time for da memes!

Here’s Little Davey with all his activism:

He says he doesn’t want to take away your guns, just enact ‘common sense gun control’ that means taking away guns, ok?

This dude is making a difference:

He’s upset that when the Parkland students return to school they all have to use clear backpacks which infringes on his rights or something:

And what the future has in store:

Just don’t cross him, or else…

You know, I’d be willing to take this kid seriously if he’d actually learn a thing or two about the other side.

That’s what I teach my kids to do.

My 17-year old son could wipe the floor with this nutter in a debate on guns any day of the week.

That’s because my kid knows the difference between background checks and gun control but David Hogg doesn’t seem to.

 

 

NRA Boycotting Companies Are Crashing and Burning

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H/T The Lid.

It is funny to see the NRA boycotting companies getting bit in the ass.

In the wake of the horrible mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the left quickly moved to blame the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the violence, and have been pushing for a  NRA boycott.

Why?

The NRA is among the most famous conservative organizations in America, and they specifically defend every Americans’ 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. For this reason, the NRA has always been a target of the left, and will likely continue to be a target for as long as they continue to fight for our liberty.

However, the reality is that the NRA has nothing to do with such terrible crimes as the shooting we saw at Douglas High School. The NRA is actually a collection of some 5 – 14 million American citizens who spend their money and their time defending every Americans’ liberty.

This truth hasn’t done anything to slow the hatred and vitriol being spewed by the left. They’ve called law abiding gun owners every name under the sun, and even worse, the media has allowed it to go unchecked.

Almost immediately after the shooting, leftist activists took to social media to call for boycotts of the NRA and any company doing business with the NRA.

A handful of companies quickly folded to the pressure including Enterprise Rent a Car, AVIS, Budget, Alamo, National Car Rental, Hertz, Metlife, First National of Omaha, and the hotel chain Wyndham Worldwide. After that Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and Dick’s Sporting Goods added their names to the list of haters, as did several other companies.

  • MetLife
  • Delta Airlines
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Hertz
  • Best Western Hotels
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Alamo Rent-a-Car
  • National Rent-a-Car
  • Symantec
  • SimpliSafe
  • First National Bank of Omaha
  • Wyndham Hotel Group
  • North American Van Lines
  • Allied Van Lines
  • Chubb Limited Insurance

Meanwhile, companies that have chosen not to fold to the pressure, like FedEx, have faced withering criticism from enraged leftists. But that pressure hasn’t been felt in their bottom line.

 

While FedEx has refused to abandon their NRA-supporting customers, they have sadly “bent” to the will of the left by releasing this nonsensical statement about banning assault rifles (which are already illegal).

Here’s FedEx saying they want to ban assault rifles (which are already banned) and “large capacity magazines” (which they don’t define) but won’t drop the NRA from their partners program. https://twitter.com/FedEx/status/968238354688102400 

As of now, the only companies who are feeling the fallout from the NRA boycott in their bank accounts are the businesses that bailed on the NRA and its members.

 

POLITICO/Morning Consult: “All companies who cut business ties with the NRA last week saw their public opinion decline this week.” Cc: @united

After the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting, several prominent companies ended their businesses relationships with the National Rifle Association — and some are facing backlash in public opinion, according to a new poll. A Morning Consult survey of 2,201 U.S. adults conducted Feb. 23-25 found increases in negative views of businesses that severed ties with the NRA after consumers learned of them. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points. MetLife Inc., the insurance giant that ended a discount for NRA members last week, had a 45 percent favorable rating, compared to a 12 percent unfavorable rating, before survey participants were informed of that move. After learning of it, respondents with an unfavorable view of the company doubled to 24 percent, while its favorability rating was unchanged…

Unfavorability ratings for the three major rental car brands associated with Enterprise Holdings Inc. — Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo and National Car Rental — all more than doubled among surveyed adults after they learned about the companies ending discounts for NRA members.

It seems that the decision to join the political fracas has backfired on these companies. It’s shocking that these businesses would forget that conservatives also make use of their products or services. Why in the world would you decide to proactively alienate a huge swath of your consumer base in an effort to placate a few random nutjobs on the Internet?

It’s nonsensical, and now these companies are paying the price.

Dick’s Sporting Goods (and Field & Stream) and Walmart became two of the most unlikely and important businesses to take a stand for the left when they both decided to side with the gun grabbers against the 2nd Amendment.

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The New York Times has more on this decision and on Walmart’s decision to follow suit.

Two of the nation’s leading gun sellers, Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods, took steps on Wednesday to limit their sales of firearms, thrusting themselves into the middle of the polarizing national debate over gun control.

Walmart, the biggest gun seller, announced late in the afternoon that it would not sell any gun to anyone under 21 years of age. It also said it would no longer sell items resembling assault-style rifles, including toys and air guns.

Early in the day, Dick’s said it was immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores. The retailer also said that it would no longer sell high-capacity magazines and would also require any gun buyer to be at least 21, regardless of local laws…

This is not the first time that Dick’s has made changes in response to a school massacre. In 2012, after a gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dick’s removed assault-style rifles from its main stores. But a few months later, the company began carrying the firearms at its outdoor and hunting retail chain, Field & Stream.

As of Wednesday morning, the company said, AR-15-style and other semiautomatic rifles will no longer be sold in its 35 Field & Stream stores or on its websites. And this time, Mr. Stack added, the changes will be permanent.

Now, I’m never going to tell our readers how they should spend their money, but I will happily tell you that I will no longer be spending my hard-earned dollars at either Dick’s or Walmart.

The move to discriminate against law abiding citizens by not selling long rifles to 18-20-year-olds is illegal, and you can bet it will be challenged in court. Think of it: if a baker can be forced to sell a cake against their religious convictions, how can Dick’s or Walmart refuse service to a 20-year old based solely on his age? They cannot. The gun is not illegal (like alcohol), and therefore if Dick’s and Walmart want to keep selling their firearms…they will most certainly have to sell them to law-abiding citizens between the ages of 18 and 20.

I fully expect that all of these companies will continue to feel the negative effects of their ridiculous decision to join with the fascist left, particularly Walmart, who caters mostly to rural and suburban Americans in Middle America and not to the left wing elites on the coasts. One company more than any other is feeling the pain of their foolish decision almost immediately.

The company facing the most impactful fallout from their decision to join the ranks of the rabid left is most definitely Delta Airlines, who on Thursday lost an important (we’re talking MILLIONS of dollars) tax break from the state of Georgia on Thursday.

GOP lawmakers in Ga. pass bill denying tax break for Delta Air Lines after the company cut ties with National Rifle Association. http://apne.ws/PgYC8tX 

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The Latest: Pro-gun lawmakers win victory over Delta

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to deny Delta Air Lines a tax break after the company cut ties with the National Rifle Association (all times local):

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Pro-gun Republicans in the Georgia legislature have won a political victory over Delta Air Lines, denying the company a hefty tax break after it cut ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Florida high school.

The state House and Senate passed by large margins Thursday a sweeping tax bill the GOP amended to strip out a sales tax exemption on jet fuel. Atlanta-based Delta would have been the prime beneficiary.

The measure now goes to the desk of Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, who criticized the “unbecoming squabble” on Wednesday but said he would sign the tax bill into law in whatever form it passed.

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and other Republicans vowed to kill the Delta tax break after the airline announced it would no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members.

Leftwing activists aren’t content with the chaos they’ve already caused and they plan to continue pressuring businesses to abandon the NRA and its members for the foreseeable future. Boycotts of Apple, Amazon, and FedEx were planned for Thursday, and if we know anything about these activists, they will continue to use social media (and their friends in the mainstream media) to make it seem as if they are the majority.

Under pressure from American consumers, nearly two dozen companies— including Delta Air Lines and Hertz — have cut ties with the National Rifle Association in the two weeks since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

But three huge corporations — FedEx, Amazon, and Apple — have either stayed silent or said they are continuing their NRA partnerships. Amazon and Apple have come under fire from gun-control activists because the two tech giants offer the gun-lobbying group’s TV channel as part of their streaming services. FedEx has a discount program for NRA members.

In response, some consumers have begun canceling their Amazon Prime accounts, stopping their use of FedEx to ship items, and boycotting Amazon and Apple products. Several activists and celebrities also organized a 24-hour boycott of the three companies on Thursday.

The left may plan their boycotts, and for a while, it may seem like they are an unstoppable force, but the poll numbers that we’ve cited above prove that they are actually in the minority. Think of it, Enterprise Rent-A-Car saw their Net Unfavorability rise 63 points almost overnight. That means that the vast majority of Americans now have an UNFAVORABLE view of their company, and with many other options in the rental car market, the decision to abandon the NRA will cost Enterprise millions.

The left may be “the squeaky wheel” in our political debates, but they are not the financial power of our nation’s commercial sector. These companies are only hurting themselves with their foolish, partisan boycotts, and they’d do well to keep their focus on their businesses, not on our political debates — particularly when it comes to something as personal and beloved as our 2nd Amendment rights.

While every American mourns the loss of innocent life, especially our cherished children, the majority of us understand that freedom can be dangerous. We cannot sacrifice our freedom for the illusion of security. Thankfully, this is still a sentiment that most Americans agree with (though sadly, that number is shrinking).

Americans still cherish the 2nd Amendment, and they still value their freedom. As long as this is true, the left will continue to fail at their attempts to disarm us and strip us of our liberty.

Note To @NRA Boycotters. I Hear You! So I renewed my NRA Membership today.

 

NY Lawmakers: NRA Members Are Not Welcome in Brooklyn

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H/T Todd Starnes.com.

The leftist loons are always saying Conservatives and Gun Owners are intolerant when in fact the left is the intolerant ones.

It may be hard to believe – but there really are National Rifle Association members who reside in New York City. I happen to be one of them.

And that’s a mighty big problem for Democrats like Andrew Gounardes, a state senate candidate and an attorney representing the Brooklyn Borough president.

This is unacceptable! We need to say loud & clear that the NRA is not welcome in Brooklyn,” Gounardes wrote on Twitter. 

Gounardes was among a number of Democrat lawmakers who declared war on Gargiluo’s, a 100-year-old Italian restaurant in Coney Island that is hosting an upcoming NRA event.

“Friends of the NRA” is holding a fundraiser at @gargiulos in Coney Island WHERE THEY WILL BE RAFFLING OFF GUNS! This is unacceptable! We need to say loud & clear that the NRA is not welcome in Brooklyn. cc: @NYAGV1 @MomsDemand @Getorgbk @kristenpettit https://eventtracker.friendsofnra.org/EventDocs/54953_2018-Flyerbrooklynfnra.pdf 

The Brooklyn Friends of the NRA are raising money by holding an auction and raffle — and the big prizes are rifles and handguns. One lucky child will even win a John Wayne “Lil’ Duke” BB gun.

The gun raffle triggered microaggressions among many Democrat lawmakers including Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY).

“There is no room in Coney Island or our city for events like this,” he wrote in a letter to the restaurant’s owner. “We urge Gargiulo’s to expeditiously cancel this event.”

Public Advocate Letita James and Comptroller Scott Stringer were among those signing the congressman’s letter.

“Bringing an event like this to Coney Island is an affront to all of the hard work that our community has done to address gun violence in our neighborhood,” they wrote. “We know that Gargiulo’s has always had the best interests of the Coney Island community at heart, which is why it is so disappointing that they are hosting the NRA, an organization that actively lobbies for concealed carry reciprocity, something that NYPD Commissioner O’Neill has rightfully called ‘insanity.’ There is no room in Coney Island or our city for events like this.”

Other Democrats are urging the anti-gun crowd to call the restaurant and harass the owners until they cancel the NRA’s reservation.

“There is no room in Coney Island or our city for events like this,” City Councilman Matt Treyger wrote on Twitter — calling for the restaurant to “expeditiously cancel” the gathering.

There is no room in Coney Island or our city for events like this. I join @RepJeffries, @NYCPA, @NYCComptroller, @dianesavino, and @BPEricAdams to call on Gargiulo’s to expeditiously cancel this event https://nypost.com/2018/02/26/iconic-coney-island-eatery-under-fire-for-nra-fundraiser/ 

Iconic Coney Island eatery under fire for NRA fundraiser

Coney Island institution Gargiulo’s is taking fire for hosting a Friends of the NRA fundraiser that includes a gun raffle, with critics calling the move tasteless following the Florida high school

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Someone should tell Rep. Jeffries that it’s really none of his business what a law-abiding business owner does inside his establishment. Nor is it his concern who that business owner associates with.

But what really gets me is the idea that law-abiding gun owners like NRA members are not welcome to live or spend their hard-earned money in Brooklyn.

Well, I’ve got news for Rep. Jeffries and that no-account attorney — this NRA member is not going anywhere.

And I hope the good and decent owner of that Italian restaurant politely tells those unAmerican Democrats where to stuff their meatballs.

 

So, The Anti-Gun March Was Just Another Event For Educated Middle-Aged Women To Bash Trump, NRA?

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H/T Town Hall.

The anti gun marchers are what Stalin called useful idiots sponsored by George Soros the DemocRats and Hollyweird.

From The Washington Post’s video, you’d think the student-led March for Our Lives was just that; legions of students and young Americans descending into Washington D.C. to push for more gun control legislation. No doubt, these students are pushing for change. No doubt they’re angry over the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14; 17 people were killed that day. Yet, the publication also noted that the march really wasn’t a young march. It could arguably be called Women’s March 2.0, as most of the 200,000 attendees were educated women over the age of 45:

 

…the young faces of the advocates have created an assumption that “youth” and “students” are the core of the movement. My research tells a different story about who participated in the March for Our Lives — and it is more complicated and less well-packaged for prime time.

As part of my research on the American Resistance, I have been working with a research team to survey protesters at all the large-scale protest events in Washington since President Trump’s inauguration. By snaking through the crowd and sampling every fifth person at designated increments within the staging area, we are able to gather a field approximation of a random sample. So far, the data set includes surveys collected from 1,745 protest participants.

During the March for Our Lives, my team sampled 256 people who were randomly selected. This gives us the chance to provide evidence about who attended the March for Our Lives and why.

Like other resistance protests, and like previous gun-control marches, the March for Our Lives was mostly women. Whereas the 2017 Women’s March was 85 percent women, the March for Our Lives was 70 percent women. Further, participants were highly educated; 72 percent had a BA or higher.

Contrary to what’s been reported in many media accounts, the D.C. March for Our Lives crowd was not primarily made up of teenagers. Only about 10 percent of the participants were under 18. The average age of the adults in the crowd was just under 49 years old, which is older than participants at the other marches I’ve surveyed but similar to the age of the average participant at the Million Moms March in 2000, which was also about gun control.

[…]

Even more interesting, the new protesters were less motivated by the issue of gun control. In fact, only 12 percent of the people who were new to protesting reported that they were motivated to join the march because of the gun-control issue, compared with 60 percent of the participants with experience protesting.

Instead, new protesters reported being motivated by the issues of peace (56 percent) and Trump (42 percent), who has been a galvanizing force for many protests.

The Post added that around 16 percent of protesters described themselves as moderate, much higher than other demonstrations since Trump’s inauguration. Still, they found that 79 percent said they were left-leaning; 89 percent had voted for Hillary Clinton.

So, as you can see, it was pretty much another Women’s March. It also helps when the Democratic Party, the Hollywood elite, the news media, and the scores of progressive organizations, who have already been pushing the March for Our Lives anti-gun initiative latch on and gather hordes of people who, whether they realize it or not, support shredding the Bill of Rights. Yes, they’re vocal, but outside the liberal hubs of New York, D.C., Chicago, and LA—it’s a different story. In fact, fewer than half of those in high school support new gun laws; they still like their guns. They’re organized and Democrats winning the 2018 elections will yank their agenda items all the more closer to reality. We cannot let that happen. I understand the political obstacles that face these anti-gunners. It’s very steep, but why even allow them to gain an inch. We have to act as if we don’t control Congress, the White House, two-thirds of the governorships, and 69/99 state legislatures. We need to have the mindset that we’re always down by a few touchdowns. Every year is an election year. Every issue is on the line. The Left is starting to get more organized and they have the money and enthusiasm to inflict a lot of pain on the Trump agenda come November. Let’s surprise them.

Oh, and before these kids actually start believing that America is a shooting gallery (it’s not), do they know that gun vuolence has been on a sharp decline since 1993?

 

 

FedEx Refuses To Cut Ties With NRA. Here’s Their Statement.

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H/T The Daily Wire.

I do not agree with FedEx’s statement on assault rifles and high capacity magazines I applaud them for sticking with the NRA.

On Monday, FedEx announced that they will not be bullied into cutting ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the face of pro-gun control astroturf campaigns urging businesses to disassociate from the massive gun rights organization.

“FedEx is a common carrier under Federal law and therefore does not and will not deny service or discriminate against any legal entity regardless of their policy positions or their political views,” said the statement. “FedEx has never set or changed rates for any of our millions of customers around the world in response to their politics, beliefs or positions on issues.”

The company did, however, endorse specific gun-control measures that are not backed by the NRA.

“FedEx views assault rifles and large capacity magazines as an inherent potential danger to schools, workplaces, and communities when such weapons are misused. We therefore support restricting them to the military,” the statement read.

Student activist and South Florida high school shooting survivor David Hogg was one of the leading voices in the campaign to bully FedEx into turning their backs on some 5 million-plus NRA members.

So how else should we pressure @FedEx to end their relationship with the NRA? Same question for Amazon also I’ve been trying to cancel my prime membership along with everyone else that doesn’t want to support @NRATV how should we go about that? @amazon

Hogg has been intensely focused on the NRA, their spokeswoman Dana Loesch, and Republicans, while seemingly giving a pass to the FBI and local authorities, like Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who reportedly dropped the ball, showcasing negligence, incompetence, and even cowardice.

For a full list of the companies that have caved to left-wing pressure and cut ties with the NRA, click here.

DNC Chair Tom Perez Exploits FL Shooting with Fundraising Drive

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H/T Deneen Borelli.

Tom Perez is a typical DemocRat Ghoul that has no compunction of dancing on the bodies of murder victims.

Democrats are taking a page from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s playbook, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

While Americans are reeling from the horrific shooting deaths at a Parkland, Florida high school, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is fundraising off the tragedy.

Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz confessed to killing 17 people and injuring others at his former high school.

The day after the shootings, DNC chair Tom Perez sent an email to supporters for donations.

The Daily Caller reports:

The DNC on Thursday sent out an emotional email, signed by DNC chair Tom Perez, asking supporters to sign a petition telling Congress that “it’s past time to take action to address our country’s gun violence epidemic.”

Anyone who signs the petition, which requires giving the DNC your email address and zip code, is re-directed to a donation page asking for money to “help Democrats take on the gun lobby.”

“Your contribution will benefit Democratic National Committee (DNC),” a line above the donation box reads.

Perez criticizes the National Rifle Association (NRA) in the email but does not elaborate how the shooting could have been stopped.

In his email, Perez claims the NRA is blocking policies that he says would have prevented Wednesday’s shooting — even though it’s unclear what effect, if any, those policies would have had. (The shooter, Nikolaus Cruz, bought his gun legally and passed a background check.) But that attack on the NRA sets up the request for money at the donation page.

7 Simple Steps to Eliminate School Shootings Overnight

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H/T Town Hall.

NRA President Wayne La Pierre said after the Columbine shooting “I think the president’s comfortable with a certain level of violence.”

This is why DemocRats oppose safe and simple steps that would secure our childern in school.

They are comfortable with the violence so they can use them to try to do away with the Second Amendment and confiscate guns.

Jewelry stores have men with guns protecting their diamonds banks have men with guns protecting the money politicians rich people and Holly weird types have men with guns protecting their children. 

So why can’t our most precious possessions our childern by protected by men and women with guns in school?

After days of bitter hurt, anger, deep savage argument, and plenty of non-thinking social media trolls blurting whatever comes to mind through their thumbs, it’s time we as Americans begin a genuine discussion about how to stop the next school shooting from occurring.

It’s important that we do this even though gun deaths are by no means the most dangerous form of death in America today.

In 2017, with 300,000,000-plus guns in the hands of Americans, there were 15,549 gun deaths. This ranks less than half the number of automobile deaths even though there are fewer cars in existence than guns. In 2017, there were 253,000,000 cars in existence and 41,000 auto deaths.

Nonetheless, the rhetoric is so loud and the anger so tightly wound that a way forward needs to begin. Genuinely good people on both sides of this issue disagree. Pro-gun people believe that owning a gun is one step of many in helping to keep their families safe and their government from becoming too tyrannical. Anti-gun people believe that the mere existence of a gun is a danger to all. But note that both sets of people desire safety in general.

With very little expertise, but with a robust research ability, my staff and I began looking at this issue this week from the perspective of what could be done that would be tangible, but also acceptable to both sides of the discussion. Here’s seven simple steps that can and should be implemented overnight across the country and in similar fashion school shootings would be eliminated. This list is not exhaustive but is a starting point where good-willed people can come together to make a significant difference now.

1. Metal Detectors In Every School: This maintains such common sense it’s impossible to believe that it doesn’t already happen. This is a bigger failure in the era of post-Columbine than the popularity of the AR-15. How do the largest schools in our nation (Stoneman Douglas is one of the largest at over 3,000 students) not have access points controlled through a metal detector daily? Our courts, government buildings, airports, sports stadiums, conventions, and plenty of other public gatherings demand them.

2. Enforce Everything: Oddly those calling for more laws to be added to the already overly tufted books of law regarding firearms may not realize just how many laws already exist. Simple enforcement of existing laws would cut down on uncounted numbers of people owning guns, possessing guns, and utilizing guns. This is particularly true in the area of those with mental health issues. Begin doing what laws already state must be done, and do so like our children’s lives depend on it.

3. Perform Active Shooter Drills: In many school districts in the nation earthquake drills are performed. No children have died in earthquakes at an American school in years but the drills go forward. “Sequester and Hide” (and then get your cell phone out and begin “facebook-LIVE-ing”) should be replaced with “Barricade, Attack, & Survive.” Young people should be aware of how quickly they can move a teacher’s desk and their own to protect against a shooter. These should be practiced and drilled at minimum in comparison to earthquake drill

4. Reinforce Doors, Windows, Buses, Locks: Though these things left to themselves were installed and still did not stop the shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, they are able to stop some of the carnage. At the Stoneman Douglas high school, the shooter attempted to shoot through the reinforced glass of the classrooms in an attempt to shoot victims outside the building, but was unable to because of the technology of the glass. That piece of hardened, thickened glass saved lives.

5. Recruit Retired Military & Law Enforcement: The number of qualified public safety professionals that live in our communities is surprising. These friends and neighbors have already received certification and weapons training. Most of them (unless they become criminals) are already allowed to own, possess, and carry firearms. Having them operate the access points at all schools, check every backpack and bag carried onto the premises, and engage every threat be it a firearm, a pocketknife or any other form of contraband — would not only ensure a safer school campus, but also a more rule following, law abiding one. Drugs, porn, and other forms of disruptive materials would be filtered out of the school campus environment on the threat of being discovered every day by the school security professional.

6. Arm All Appropriate Personnel: Giving teachers, coaches, and administrators (only the ones who wish to) the right to protect themselves on campus is a backstop to all other methods. But it is a genuine deterrent nonetheless. If only 5-10% of staff were also armed, certified, and properly trained, there would be no threat that first got through the detectors, security professionals, and the hallways that would still be allowed complete and utter access to the student body. Instead of a coach taking bullets, giving up his life to protect his students, numbers of teachers and coaches would be ready to confront any threat that made it to their area of the campus.

7. Publicize Consequence: The mere knowledge of this list of obstacles to any attacker may not completely dissuade them. But since it was readily apparent that this list of steps would have actually saved some if not all of the lives in Florida this week, one thing can be easily understood. Any individual who decides to try something under these guidelines runs a much larger threat of being caught, captured, and killed if he tries it. So talk about it openly. Do the drills, teach the kids to fight for their own survival, tell the predators in advance that if they choose to attack a school it is open war on them, and before they ever have the chance to enter the facility the daunting challenge they will face will likely be a price too steep for them to be willing to pay.

Israel has already put some of these steps into practice and the nation has seen almost zero school attacks since adopting them.

None of these steps infringe upon law-abiding people’s Second Amendment rights.

All of these steps attempt to stop and engage mentally ill or deliberately belligerent attackers.

This list would make an immediate impact on every school that adopts them.

No common sense American can deny their effectiveness.

Our kids are worth it!

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