Russia And The NRA

Ken AshfordCampaign Finance Reform, Crime, Gun Control, L'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

McClatchy: Several prominent Russians, some in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle or high in the Russian Orthodox Church, now have been identified as having contact with National Rifle Association officials during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to photographs and an NRA source. The contacts have emerged amid a deepening Justice Department investigation into whether Russian banker and lifetime NRA member … Read More

Houston Police Chief Has Had Enough

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Another school shooting occurred last week.  It is getting so that it barely registered as news anymore.  The same script was followed.  Thoughts and prayers. We need to do more.  Yada yada yada. It occurred at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, in the Houston metropolitan area, on May 18, 2018. Ten people were fatally shot and thirteen … Read More

Waffle House Shooting

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A gunman opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant in Antioch, Tennessee, at 3:25 am Sunday. Six people were shot, including four who died and two others were injured. The Metropolitan National Police Department tweeted that a patron “wrestled away the gunman’s rifle” and that he was nude and fled on foot. “The man who wrestled the gun away is a hero,” Metro … Read More

Good Guy With A Gun

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The NRA tells us that more guns is the solution to gun violence. Let’s put that to the test. Chemistry teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland Florida) — that school has been in the papers lately, if you recall — agreed to start carrying a gun. How did that work out? Well, when he was down at Deerfield … Read More

Shooting At Youtube HQ

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Gun Control, Social Networking, YoutubeLeave a Comment

Update on active shooter at @YouTube headquarters: Photos posted to Twitter show employees are being led out of the building with their hands up. There are helicopters on the scene as well as police SWAT teams. https://t.co/5uUExDjyQI — Recode (@Recode) April 3, 2018 Active Shooter @YouTube! My building is on lockdown. pic.twitter.com/MqESKbvVtk — Don Cometa (@DonCometa) April 3, 2018 Area … Read More

Advertisers Flee Laura Ingraham’s Show After She Mocks Parkland High School Teen

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Multiple companies say they’re pulling their advertisements from conservative Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show after she sent a tweet mocking Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control activist David Hogg. Nestle US, Hulu and Nutrish confirmed on Twitter that they are removing advertising from Ingraham’s show. Media reports say TripAdvisor, Expedia, Wayfair and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their support as … Read More

Another High School Shooting

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WATCH: Police respond to reported shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland. Latest updates here: https://t.co/ttLqQjWsZ0 pic.twitter.com/yaLGZwDpdq — NBC News (@NBCNews) March 20, 2018 Initial reports of the shooting came after classes at Great Mills began at 8 a.m. ET. About 1,600 students attend the school. We are Here for you, students of Great Mills 💗 together we can … Read More

March For Our Lives

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More than one million students all over the country staged a walkout at 10:00 am (in their respective time zones) and held vigil for the 17 students killed in Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was, many thought, the largest student walkout since the days of the civil rights demonstration MSNBC devoted the full hour to the protest, … Read More

Breaking: Shots Fired At Yountvile (Napa Valley, California) Veterans’ Home; Hostages Taken

Ken AshfordBreaking News, Crime, Gun Control, Military IssuesLeave a Comment

Here we go again: The time of those tweets (2:18 pm, 2:16 pm, and 2:04 pm) are EST (my time), but it is 3 hours earlier in California where this is taking place. Here are the early details: YOUNTVILLE (KRON) – The Veterans Home of California Yountville is on lock down Friday morning after reports of an active shooter who is holding 3 … Read More

The NRA Owns Trump

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I praised Trump — I really did — on Facebook two days ago for his televised meeting with Congressional leaders. He actually took some reasonable pro-gun stances, like universal background checks, and “red flag” restraining orders (which would allow police to take guns from people who are believed to be violent or mentally unstable).  But that was Trump, that day. … Read More

Breaking: Another School Shooting (Guaranteed To Make NRA Heads Explode)

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Well, NOW what’s the solution??? From The Daily Beast: Police in Dalton, Georgia say an adult is in custody after reports of shots fired at a high school. The suspect barricaded themselves inside a classroom, police said, and investigators believe the suspect is a teacher. No students were injured. The incident comes days after President Trump called for arming teachers … Read More

Trump Spent An Hour This Morning Watching Sunday Morning News Shows And Tweeting Angrily

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Nervous much? The WITCH HUNT one is my favorite. It’s just so raw. Maybe he’s unhinged, or maybe it’s a distraction from this, reported by CNN’s White House correspondent: Trump appears to be backing away from his support for 21 year age limit for assault weapons purchases, sources tell us tonight. — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 27, 2018 Anyway, it’s … Read More