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NRA Vice Pres. Shatters Anti-Gun Rights Arguments in One Video

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This is from MRCTV.org.

The National Rifle Association released a video Tuesday in which the organization’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, explains some little-known facts about the NRA’s history with background checks – namely, that the group of gun-rights enthusiasts has always encouraged the practice, but is often thwarted by the system.

In the video, LaPierre claims the problem of guns ending up in the hands of people with criminal histories isn’t the lack of background checks, or the fact that gun sellers don’t conduct them. It’s the fact that many state databases aren’t complete, and don’t contain the names of millions of people who shouldn’t legally have access to a firearm, he says.

So even though the gun dealer may run the background check, he explains, the person comes back clean.

LaPierre also slams the media for not explaining the facts about background check databases.

“If they really wanted to make a difference, the media would lead every newscast with a reminder that the names of millions of violent felons, criminal gangbangers and adjudicated, mentally incompetent and dangerous people are missing from the background check system,” LaPierre claimed.

“But no one gets ratings from telling the truth about how to stop mass killings,” he added.

Check out LaPierre’s argument, as well as some other interesting tidbits regarding the NRA’s involvement in the national background check system, in the video below:

 

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AL Woman Kills Rapist After Prosecutors Cut Another Bad Plea Deal

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This is from Bearing Arms.

The prosecutor that cut the deal to allow this feral ghetto ape back on the streets needs to be removed from office.

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Jeremy Arnold Ford Good criminal aka dead criminal

 

Once again, Wayne LaPierre and the NRA were proven right. Prosecutors are failing to put bad people in prison for gun crimes or threatening gun crimes, and we all suffer as result.

I’m sure we can expect the cries from his family of, “but he was such a good boy!” any minute now, but frankly, nobody cares what they think.

What matters is that once again prosecutors cut a violent criminal a plea bargain, putting him back on the streets where he could cause even more havoc before finally being killed by a victim.

Authorities are investigating after a man who allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted a 26-year-old woman was found shot to death inside a Forestdale apartment.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to assist Adamsville police in locating a possible abduction victim in the 2800 block of Pebble Creek Parkway. Upon arriving , deputies found the alleged victim in the parking lot and later discovered her alleged attacker fatally shot inside an apartment.

The woman told deputies that the man abducted her, forced her inside the apartment and sexually assaulted her. During the alleged attack, the woman says she gained control of a gun and shot the man.

The now room-temperature suspect, Jeremy Arnold Ford, has a history of violence, having been arrested for threatening to shoot up an apartment complex last year after he started a fight because he claimed someone stole his (probably illegally acquired) gun. He was able to peas bargain down to a harassment charge, and got off with a suspended sentence.

He then used his undeserved freedom to kidnap this woman and sexually assault her, presumably using another firearm of dubious legality as a tool to force her compliance.

At some point during the assault she was able to acquire his gun and turned him into a “good criminal.”

We offer up our sincere prayers for the victim’s healing, and hope that she is able to recover from this traumatic experience with minimal physical and emotional scarring, secure in the knowledge that she did what she had to do to save her own life and put down another thug after the court system failed to vigorously prosecute a “gun violence” charge.

 

Wayne LaPierre: When Prosecution Is Persecution

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This is from The Daily Caller.

The anti gun crowd cannot get their microscopic brains wrapped around the wording of the Second Amendment

They do not want the average American armed yet they live in gated communities with armed guards and have a security detail of armed men to protect them.

The anti gun crowd does not understand the Second Amendment guarantees the other nine amendments.

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.

Good and evil. Right and wrong.Those are two fundamental opposing concepts that define the nature of humankind.

But for the gun-ban crowd, each and every one of them—when it comes to private ownership of firearms and armed self-defense, the very heart of the Second Amendment—there is no such conflict. In their lexicon, firearms in the hands of private citizens are inherently evil.

These zealots for disarming individual Americans choose not to recognize the basic notion that defines American freedom: the difference between a good guy with a gun and a bad guy with a gun.

There is no better example of that mindset than with the persecution of a young woman named Shaneen Allen. Her crime? Being honest in New Jersey.

Allen, a Philadelphia resident, mistakenly believed her Pennsylvania carry permit was like her driver’s license—universally recognized across state lines. When she crossed the bridge into New Jersey in October 2013, she entered a gun-ban Twilight Zone that began with a state trooper pulling her over for a minor traffic infraction.

Allen acted properly when she volunteered that she possessed a lawful carry permit and had a Bersa semi-auto in her purse in the back seat. The handgun, by the way, was locked and inoperable. (In New Jersey, Right-to-Carry permits are rarely issued, subject to the whim of gun-ban public officials.)

Thus began a nightmare spun by officials backed by the power of oppressive “gun control” laws—all hell-bent on punishing this single, working mom for making a simple mistake. With all the talk about “bullies” among the chattering classes, that is the only word to describe New Jersey officials who dealt with Allen.

She was dragged out of her car and handcuffed, charged with illegal possession of a handgun and possession of illegal cartridges—common self-defense .380 hollow-points. A second officer on the scene told Allen that he would have sent her home to Philadelphia to return to New Jersey unarmed—with no one the wiser. Neither that option, nor the U.S. Constitution, moved the arresting officer.

Perhaps the best description of the injustice done to her under New Jersey gun laws was penned in a USA Today analysis by renowned professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds:

“… she’s being punished for something the Constitution says—and the Supreme Court has agreed—is a constitutional right. And the super-stiff penalties and abusive prosecution she’s experiencing are pretty clearly intended to chill people from exercising that right.”

The “super-stiff” felonies for which she was arraigned are virtually one step below penalties for violent crime in New Jersey. Consequently, Allen spent 46 days in jail awaiting trial.

Allen crossed paths with an even bigger force—Jim McClain, the prosecutor of Atlantic County, who could have used discretion and simply declined to pursue the charges. Or he could have asked the court to place Allen in New Jersey’s Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI), designed for first offenders like her which would result in no criminal record.

McClain, a gun-ban zealot, refused that option and offered Allen a plea deal under which she would spend a minimum of three years in prison, likely lose her two young boys and have an employment impediment that would stick with her for the rest of her life—convicted felon. She would also become a prohibited person whose future possession of a firearm or ammunition would be a federal felony.

Next we meet the assistant prosecutor, Deborah Hay, who defined Allen’s crime as “too serious to allow divergence,” saying Allen going to prison would serve as an example.

Example of what? Decent, peaceable people exercising a constitutional right who unknowingly commit a crime under New Jersey’s prohibitive statutes?

Oh yes, I almost forgot … just before pulling out all the stops to put this young woman in prison and denying her the second chance of “diversion,” prosecutor McClain gave that legal PTI “time-out” to Baltimore Ravens football star, Ray Rice. His crime? Getting caught on surveillance video bashing his girlfriend unconscious with a vicious punch to her face, then dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator. Where McCain was not prepared to “make an example” of a huge athlete beating a small woman senseless, he was willing to throw the book of mandatory penalties against Shaneen Allen.

And where were the gun banners in response to the civil rights abuse suffered by Allen? Just where you would expect.

Try these smug words from Bryan Miller, who heads the group Heeding God’s Call: “Fortunately, the notoriety of this case will make it less likely Pennsylvanians will carry concealed and loaded handguns in New Jersey, thereby making them and the Garden State safer from gun violence.”

Safer from gun violence? Shaneen Allen? While New Jersey is awash in violence committed by real criminals who go unpunished?

The truth is Allen’s only connection with “gun violence” was that she was robbed twice in Philadelphia—the very reason she bought a firearm for self-protection and applied for and received a carry permit.

Just a short time ago, it seemed that there was no justice to be had in New Jersey for Shaneen Allen. But public outcry by gun owners across the nation—led by NRA members—combined with the work of her dedicated, skilled lawyer, Evan Nappen (an NRA Benefactor member), reversed this injustice. New Jersey’s acting Attorney General, John Hoffman, interceded and Allen was offered the “intervention” program, after the nearly year-long nightmare.

The “notoriety of this case” has awakened Americans to the need for enactment of the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act so lawful carry permit owners can legally bear arms across state lines so long as they are in compliance with the laws of their home states.

I promise you that among NRA’s top initiatives for the new U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives in January will be enacting this national law to prevent the kind of injustice suffered by Shaneen Allen and other victims under repressive, prohibitive gun laws wherever these exist in America.

Wayne’s column appears in the NRA publications American RiflemanAmerican Hunter and America’s First FreedomClick here to get a discounted NRA Annual Membership for only $25 a year complete with your choice of magazine delivered to your door.

Gun Control Debate: The Argument That Every Gun Owner Needs to Start Making

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This is from Policy. Mic

 

If there is one argument that the National Rifle Association loves to use, it is that guns are necessary for personal security. This claim became infamous following the Sandy Hook shootings, when Wayne LaPierre went on national television to announce new legislation the organization would be pushing: an armed guard in every school. There are a number of legislators who agree, including this one who apparently thinks that middle-aged primary school principals are willing and able to handle a semiautomatic rifle. But pro-gun advocates are wrong to take this approach. Yes, some people do keep guns for personal security. But that is not why most gun people — the people that really care — own guns. We own guns because guns are so much fun.

Beyond that, we need make no apologies for exercising a right that is enshrined in the Constitution. Gun advocates often suggest that more guns means less crime, whereas gun control advocates often argue that no guns at all is the best solution. Usually, the statistics on one end or the other are too corrupted by ideologies to be useful. If I had to take a guess, I would say that more gun control would probably result in more muggings, burglaries, and assault-and-battery cases, and fewer homicides (killing someone with a knife is harder than many gun supporters realize). But the larger problem is that by engaging in this debate, gun proponents are buying into the gun-control camp’s premise that they only have a right to own guns insofar as those guns make society safer.

This premise is not true, and it isn’t one that we should accept. There are many things that do not make our society safer. Alcohol does not make society safer (and Prohibition saved lives), but we assume that it should be legal and have a constitutional amendment to defend ownership of it as well. Motorcycles do not make society safer and a swimming pool in your backyard probably does not make your neighbors’ children any safer either.

President Obama said that we have an “obligation” to try anything that could save one child. This argument is ludicrous. First, because the idea that the ability of the government to pass one policy or another will “prevent” bad things from happening is ridiculous, but also because sometimes living in a free society means living with the people who abuse their freedoms.

After any mass shooting, I would welcome a debate on guns in American society, so long as it was a debate and not a formal conversation leading to the inevitable outcome of instituting some new law to make guns harder to obtain. But that does not mean that I feel a need to justify owning guns beyond the fact that I use them responsibly, am old enough to purchase them legally, and enjoy having them. No doubt, if I were talking about whiskey, the vast majority of law-abiding drinkers would say the same thing.

 

MOMS DEMAND FOUNDER: GOOD GUY WITH GUN ‘HAS NEVER’ STOPPED BAD GUY WITH GUN

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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

Shannon Watts proves the old saying that “Ignorance is Bliss.”

My question is how can anyone be this ignorant?

 

 

On June 7, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts said a good guy with a gun “has never” stopped a bad guy with a gun.

Watts made this comment in response to a question from CNN host Victor Blackwell.

Blackwell said:

I want to challenge you on something Shannon. Wayne LaPierre, executive director of the NRA, after Sandy Hook, said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. And I think, essentially [what guns rights proponents are saying] is [they] want their wives to be able to carry–to be the good person with the gun. Is there an example in school shootings or a mall shooting or these public facilities, where that has been wrong? Where a bad guy with a gun has been stopped in any other way or by a person other than a law enforcement officer with a gun or by killing himself?

Watts responded: “This has never happened. Data shows it doesn’t happen.”

But it does happen–and it happens all the time.

In February 2013 an armed guard in Atlanta subdued and disarmed a shooter at an Atlanta middle school.

On December 16 Breitbart News reported the Arapahoe High School shooting only last 80 seconds because the school’s armed resource officer closed in on the shooter, who subsequently killed himself.

On June 6 Breitbart News reported on how a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a guy who was attacking a courthouse in Georgia.

On November 7 Breitbart News reported guns are used defensively an estimated 2,082 times a day in America. That’s over 2,000 times a day a good guy with a gun acts to stop a bad guy armed with a weapon of some sort.

 

A customer who killed a gunman in Dallas Co. store called “Good Samaritan”

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This is from WSFA Montgomery, Alabama.

Good Guy 1, Bad Guy 0.

 

DALLAS COUNTY, AL (WSFA)

New details are emerging in the investigation into a shooting at a Dallas County dollar store that ended with a gunman dead at the hands of a customer who decided to take action.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson has identified the gunman as Kevin McLaughlin from Orrville and the customer as Marlo Ellis, 37, also from Orrville.

The fatal shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Thursday at the Dollar General on Highway 22 in Orrville.

Officials say McLaughlin walked into the store waving a gun in the air and forced a cashier and Ellis at gunpoint towards a break room. At that point, Ellis pulled out a concealed weapon and shot McLaughlin once in the chest.

“He escorted a customer who was trying to leave the store and a cashier toward a break room. The cashier went in first and the customer went in behind her, and the individual had the gun on the customer and the customer had a pistol concealed in a holster,” Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said. “And when the customer got to the door, he turned around and shot the individual.”

McLaughlin was pronounced dead at the scene. The tense ordeal played out in less than five minutes, police said.

Other customers and delivery men were inside the store at the time of the incident. Several customers making their way into the store saw McLaughlin waving a gun and ran away.

The Dollar General store was closed Thursday afternoon following the shooting. A sign on the front door indicated it would reopen Friday.

There was another sign on the doors of the business stating that open carry of a weapon was not allowed inside the store. According to the sheriff, the Ellis’ gun was concealed and inside a holster. His investigators are confirming whether Ellis has a valid concealed carry permit.

“The deceased individual had his in his hand, waving it. The customer actually had one in a holster covered up. We’re in the process of checking on permits and all of that. To have a gun concealed, you need a permit. To carry it open carry, you don’t. But you have a sign in a place of business, that’s letting you know that the people inside that place of business do not want guns in there,” the sheriff said.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are interviewing everyone who was present at the time of the shooting and reviewing surveillance footage of the incident. The security video has not yet been released but the sheriff said it would be “forthcoming.”

No other customers or employees were injured.

Sheriff Huffman says his department’s findings would be turned over to a grand jury for review. He says the incident is currently being called a death investigation.

 

“You have one individual waving a gun and you have another one who shoots the one waving the gun. Some people say that’s justifiable. Then you’re going to have some who says it’s not. I think we need to get all of the information we can get from everybody and then go forward from there,” the sheriff said in an interview.

 

McLaughlin’s motive remains unclear. Sheriff Huffman does not think it was a robbery. He says words were exchanged between McLaughlin and the people inside the store but there was never any mention of a robbery or hold up or money.

An autopsy will be conducted on McLaughlin by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

Local residents reacted Thursday as news of the incident spread.

“It’s a shame because we never had anything like this done in this area before. Now we fear the streets when we walk into stores and stuff. It’s very shocking. I hate what happened,” said Nicole Miller.

On Friday, District Attorney Michael Jackson said he doesn’t expect Marlo Ellis to face any charges in the incident at the Dollar General.

“In Alabama you have the right to defend yourself or a third party so when the perpetrator went in there with a gun anybody in the store had the right to deadly force and that’s what happened so he actually was a Good Samaritan in this situation because other people could have been injured if he hadn’t taken action,” Jackson told WSFA.

As for McLaughlin’s intentions, he said there were “rumors and speculations” circulating that would be sorted out in the course of the investigation.

“I don’t know why he went in there waving a gun at the people. Whatever reason he went in there for, it was very serious. Anytime someone goes into store and points guns at people, then anybody in the store has the right to use deadly force against that person,” he added.

Jackson confirmed that Marlo Ellis, the customer who used deadly force, is facing charges of rape in the second degree and enticing a child for immoral purposes, stemming from a 2013 investigation involving a girl under the age of 16. Court documents state that Ellis picked the victim up at a school basketball game and drove her to his house where they had sex. The district attorney said Ellis’ sex case is on the trial docket for February. He has been out of jail on bond.

Jackson tells WSFA that Ellis was within his rights to have a concealed carry permit because he has not been convicted of any crimes.

Fire Extinguishers – Defending Children in Schools, Not from Fire but Mass Murderer

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This is from AmmoLand.

Only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre December 2012.

What are the odds you will get shot before you can use

the fire extinguishers?

Manassas, VA –-(Ammoland.com)- As the new year dawns, just over a year after the atrocity at Sandy Hook, it’s time to look at what’s been done since that horror to add to the protection and defense of our children.

First, it’s important to recognize the fact that mass murder attacks on school children are extremely uncommon, and the odds of your or my children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews being directly involved are incredible small – probably in the neighborhood of 1 in 100 million in any given year – so you’re more likely to win the PowerBall and MegaMillions lotteries – simultaneously – than to have a child involved in an attack like Sandy Hook or Columbine a fire extinguisher.mbine.

Of course that’s no comfort when tragedy does strike, and it’s the possibility – regardless of how unlikely – which demands that steps be taken to reduce the odds even further.

It’s clear that institutional lethargy, myopia, and political correctness have schools and their administrators virtually incapable of change.  In the wake of the worst school massacre in decades, the response of school administrators around the country was to double-down on the same emergency response strategy that failed at Sandy Hook; the Hide and Hope strategy.  Teachers are instructed to close their classroom doors, gather children in a corner, and hold them there until the “lockdown” ends.

Unfortunately, that’s where the planning ends.  There is rarely any planning for what exactly to do if the “bad guy” actually enters the room and starts hurting people.

Some have suggested throwing books and chairs, and running like crazy, but that’s a pretty thin plan.  Of course there has been much discussion of additional gun control laws – which even their ardent supporters admit wouldn’t have prevented recent attacks, nor would they be likely to interfere with future atrocities.  Ending the ban on qualified faculty and staff members carrying or having access to firearms makes enormous sense, and while that step has been taken in a few localities, it is, politically, a bridge too far in the current environment of pervasive hoplophobia among educators and administrators in most places.  The efficacy of having someone armed on school grounds proved out in the recent attack at Arapahoe High School in Colorado.  That assault ended in less than a minute and a half when a School Resource Officer challenged the attacker.  But School Resource Officers are expensive and it is a bad idea to rely on just one armed person.  Remember there was a School Resource Officer on duty at Columbine too.

It might not be possible to conquer the intransigent attitudes of most administrators, but at least concerned teachers can develop survival strategies for themselves and their charges.  Since few classrooms in the US have locks on their doors, smart teachers have given thought to ways they could be barricaded.  A plain rubber wedge doorstop can be surprisingly effective at slowing an aggressive entry.  A piece of rope or parachute cord, or a simple device that binds between the door handle and the jamb are also options, but when it comes to defensive weapons, there is one item that is readily available in most schools and can be very effective at temporarily disabling, confusing, and blinding an attacker – a fire extinguisher.

My friend Jim Schults of Shults Media Relations in Colorado has been talking about this for years.  ( http://tiny.cc/n4w98w ) And he’s not the only one.  Some have even gone so far as to develop techniques and training programs for the effective use of fire extinguishers as defensive weapons.  The only thing that defines a weapon is the intent of the user.  Even a gun is only a weapon if that is in the user’s mind.  If a person hasn’t thought about how to block a door or what to use as a weapon, they are much more vulnerable than the person who has at least recognized the idea and run some scenarios in their head.  Once that seed has been planted – and preferably fertilized with some role-playing and hands-on training – common items become useful, and otherwise helpless people find the means to save their own lives, and perhaps the lives of many others.

A standard, dry chemical fire extinguisher can fire a plume of white powder up to 20 feet, creating vision obstruction, and possibly an opportunity to escape or attack while an assailant is disoriented.  At close ranges, the chemical compounds in a typical fire extinguisher can significantly impair vision and breathing, while being harmless to innocents in the vicinity.  A fire extinguisher can also be a pretty substantial club.  And what school administrator or parent could object to a teacher having a fire extinguisher in her classroom?

School security is a concern to everyone.  Sandy Hook has made us all think about the unthinkable and, while I believe that the best course of action is to end the practice of barring trained and responsible people from possessing firearms on school grounds, I think it is prudent for teachers, administrators, and involved parents to explore options for effectively resisting with the tools available. The common fire extinguisher is one such tool.

What’s the plan in your child’s school?

 

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Actor Richard Dreyfuss shocks Piers Morgan: NRA are heroes, not villians

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This is from BizPac Review.

This just sent Piers Morgan into a fit apoplexy.

It is a sure bet Richard Dreyfuss will not be invited

back to Comrade Morgans show. 

Liberal Hollywood actor Richard Dreyfuss came to a fork in the political road last week and turned right instead of left when he referred to the National Rifle Association as “heroes.”

During his appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” Dreyfuss said that instead of thinking of the NRA as an enemy, Americans should acknowledge that it’s the gun expert and tap that expertise for solutions to gun violence.

“I don’t think the NRA is a villain,” Dreyfuss said, according to Townhall. “I think we should turn this over to the people who are expert at this, and the original mandate of the NRA was to train responsible gun ownership, and the NRA should handle it. They should train excellence in gun ownership.”

Morgan, a longtime, vocal proponent of strict gun control, was flabbergasted. He initiated the discussion by lamenting about “the power of the NRA over the gun debate, and the apparent intransigence of Washington to do anything about that.”

If he thought he was going to find a kindred spirit in Dreyfuss, he was mistaken.

The actor said it all came down to training. Just as we wouldn’t think of allowing someone behind the wheel of a car without driving lessons, he said, the same is true when it comes to handling a firearm. And no one is more suited for the job of providing that training than the NRA.

“The NRA should be thought of as heroes,” he said.

“A large stretch for some of us to look at people like [NRA CEO] Wayne LaPierre as heroes,” Morgan said. It was able all he could get out.

Watch the exchange below, and if you haven’t already, check out Man with concealed weapon shoots ‘knockout game’ attacker – twice

 

 

 

Bobby Kennedy’s Daughter on Piers Morgan: LaPierre an ‘Assassin’

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This is from Truth Revolt.

Two irrelevant twits talk out of their ass.

First the spawn of Bobby I screwed my dead brothers

 wife before he was buried Kennedy.

Kerry Kennedy a vapid twit that has lived on the family

dole with money made from  rum running.

Piers Morgan a mental case deported from Britain.

Piers Morgan’s gun control crusade continued Wednesday on Piers Morgan Live, as he found some new, particularly high-profile graves to stand on—those of JFK and Bobby Kennedy—to call for the reduction of Americans’ freedom to bear arms.

In an hour dedicated to remembering JFK on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Morgan invited on the daughter of Bobby Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy. Near the end of the segment, he suddenly turned the discussion to gun control.

Morgan: Obviously both JFK and your father were shot dead with guns. And I read the other day that more Americans have been killed by guns since then than have died in all wars that America has been involved in for centuries. And also… one and half million Americans have died from guns since your father and your uncle. How will it ever change, if even their deaths coming so soon after each other didn’t really force much change? How do you see a breakthrough?

Kennedy started by thanking Morgan for his steadfast advocacy for gun control, which he fatalistically dismissed:

Morgan: I don’t feel the debate goes anywhere here.

Kerry Kennedy: Well, it’s hard, it’s hard. But I think that the only way we are going to make this happen is that Americans who don’t agree with Wayne LaPierre, who has been called an assassin, are gonna have to stand up and band together and start saying we demand change. We demand change of our politicians. We demand change of our leadership. And we’re not going to accept that guns run rampant anymore. You know there are more gun dealers in the United States than McDonald’s hamburger places. We have got to put an end to this craziness. Our children are dying in the streets. Our children are dying in our homes. We’ve got to stop it.

A few notes: Kennedy’s reference to Wayne LaPierre as an “assassin” is unclear. Perhaps she was referencing the University of Rhode Island history professor’s call for the assassination of LaPierre. As for her McDonald’s stat, that’s true but includes all individuals who have obtained federal licenses to trade guns at gun shows. But being technically true doesn’t make it relevant. As for Morgan, his track record on gun violence facts has beenless than sterling.

Regardless, the flaw in Morgan’s and Kennedy’s argument goes far deeper than statistics. As always with the Left, this is about controlling people, not guns, and the very laws they push to supposedly protect Americans would only leave them more vulnerable and, by design, dependent on the state.

20 Of the Most Obnoxious Quotes From College Professors

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This is from Right Wing News.

Why doesn’t Republican controlled legislatures stop funding the universities

that allowing this outrageous speech?

This speech is one of hundreds of reasons to abolish tenure for college professors..

Tenure almost give the professors a life time job.  

 

College classrooms are supposed to be politically neutral, not indoctrination centers for liberalism. Yet, we have conservative parents who save money for decades to send their children to universities that teach everything conservatives believe is wrong. We have Republican state legislatures that fund colleges whose first goal is to teach college kids to vote Republicans out of office. We have colleges that claim to care deeply about diversity; yet they work overtime to keep conservative professors and conservative speakers off campus. It’s time to draw a line in the sand and say, “Communists, bombers, criminals, deviants, and political activists masquerading as teachers have no business teaching on college campuses and if public universities fail to recognize that, then it’s time to cut off their funding”

As you read these quotes, ask yourself if someone who would say these sort of things should be allowed to shape and guide young, impressionable college students.

20) We need to think very, very clearly about who the enemy is. The enemy is the United States of America and everyone who supports it. — Haunani-Kay Trask, University of Hawaii at Manoa

19) Simply put: Thanksgiving is the day when the dominant white culture (and, sadly, most of the rest of the non-white but non-indigenous population) celebrates the beginning of a genocide that was, in fact, blessed by the men we hold up as our heroic founding fathers. …How does a country deal with the fact that some of its most revered historical figures had certain moral values and political views virtually identical to Nazis? — Robert Jensen, University of Texas at Austin

18) I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings. I understand that there is a residual sympathy for service members, perhaps engendered by support for troops in World War II, or perhaps from when there was a draft and people with few resources to resist were involuntarily sent to battle. That sympathy is not particularly rational in today’s world, however. — Michael Avery, Suffolk University Law School

17) I know they say (Stalin) killed 20, 30, 40 million people. It’s bullsh*t. (I have yet to find) one crime that Stalin committed. — Grover Furr, Montclair State University.

16) The people of the Third World need our sympathetic understanding and, much more than that, they need our help. We can provide them with a margin of survival by internal disruption in the United States. Whether they can succeed against the kind of brutality we impose on them depends in large part on what happens here. — Noam Chomsky, MIT

15) [I] want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick. — Erik Loomis, University of Rhode Island

14) On September 11, 2001, nineteen Arab hijackers too demonstrated their willingness to die – and to kill – for their dream. They died so that their people might live, free and in dignity. — Shahid Alam, Northeastern University

13) If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them. They’re cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could. — William S. Penn, Michigan State University

12) My experience traveling the last ten years has been that the majority of people who are activists have stayed the course in a way, in a variety of ways, devoted to overthrowing everything hateful about this government and corporate structure that we live in; capitalism itself, herself, himself, and determined to try to keep open and figure out how to move on…We who are, as we used to say, in the belly of the beast, it again means not that it’s the only purveyor of violence in the world, but that we have an extraordinary special responsibility, not necessarily the most enviable one, of how to act here, inside the heart of the monster. — Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern University

11) “We get to show the troops we still appreciate what they’re doing for us,” said another College Republican. What are they doing for us? Nothing. But against us they’re doing a lot: creating anti-American terrorists in the countries they occupy. …Why do Republicans care so much about the military? Because the military-industrial complex is dear to their simplistic laissez-faire fantasies: a bottom-line patriotism that excludes the people at the bottom. — Thomas Walker, Iowa State University

10) The vast majority of 9/11 observances in this country cannot be seen as politically neutral events. Implicit in their nature are the notions that lives lost at the World Trade Center are more valuable than lives lost in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and elsewhere; that the motives of the 9/11 attackers had nothing to do with genuine grievances in the Islamic world regarding American imperialism; and that the U.S. has been justified in the subsequent killing of hundreds of thousands in so-called retaliation.

The observance at Saturday’s football game was no different. A moment of silence was followed by a military airplane flyover; in between, Block-I students chanted “USA, USA.” This was neither patriotism nor remembrance in any justifiable sense, but politicization, militarism, propaganda and bellicosity. The University is a public institution that encompasses the political views of all, not just the most (falsely) “patriotic.” Athletic planners should cease such exploitation for political purposes. They might at least consider how most Muslim students, American or otherwise, would respond to this nativist display; or better, Muslims and others that live their lives under the threat of our planes, drones and soldiers.

The overwhelmingly white, privileged, Block-I students should be ashamed of their obnoxious, fake-macho, chicken-hawk chant, while poverty-drafted members of their cohort fight and die in illegal and immoral wars for the control of oil. — David Green, University of Illinois

9) I live to harass white folks. — Derrick Bell, Harvard

8) To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason. And many invite it gladly as if the African-American president we voted for is somehow infringing on their Constitutional rights. Normally, I am a peaceable man, but in this case, I am willing to answer the call to defend the country. From them. To turn the song lyric they so love to quote back on them, “We’ll put a boot in your —, it’s the American way.” Except it won’t be a boot. It’ll be an M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles. Try treason on for size. See how that suits. And their assault arsenal and RPGs won’t do them any good. — Christopher Swindell, Marshall University

7) The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God d*mn you. — David Guth, University of Kansas

6) Are you angry? [Yeah!] Are you angry? [Yeah!] Are you angry? [Yeah!] Well, we’ve been watching intifada in Palestine, we’ve been watching an uprising in Iraq, and the question is that what are we doing? How come we don’t have an intifada in this country? Because it seem[s] to me, that we are comfortable in where we are, watching CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox, and all these mainstream… giving us a window to the world while the world is being managed from Washington, from New York, from every other place in here in San Francisco: Chevron, Bechtel, [Carlyle?] Group, Halliburton; every one of those lying, cheating, stealing, deceiving individuals are in our country and we’re sitting here and watching the world pass by, people being bombed, and it’s about time that we have an intifada in this country that change[s] fundamentally the political dynamics in here. And we know every– They’re gonna say some Palestinian being too radical — well, you haven’t seen radicalism yet. —Hatem Bazian, U.C. Berkeley

5) Real freedom will come when [U.S.] soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors. — John Daly, Warren County Community College

4) There are some circumstances, for example, where the newborn baby is severely disabled and where the parents think that it’s better that child should not live, when killing the newborn baby is not at all wrong … not like killing the chimpanzee would be. — Peter Singer, Princeton

3) The only true heroes are those who find ways that help defeat the U.S. military…I personally would like to see a million Mogadishus. — Nicholas De Genova, Columbia University

2) Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents. — Bill Ayers, University of Illinois at Chicago

1) As to those in the World Trade Center…Let’s get a grip here, shall we? True enough, they were civilians of a sort. But innocent? Gimme a break. …If there was a better, more effective, or in fact any other way of visiting some penalty befitting their participation upon the little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers, I’d really be interested in hearing about it. — Ward Churchill, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

 

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