Earlier this week, the grand compromise gun control bill, Manchin-Toomey, was voted down. While many will point the finger of blame at Republicans, here’s the real culprit: Harry Reid, Senate majority leader, and Dick Durbin, Senate majority whip. Despite the impassioned rhetoric on this issue, Sen. Durbin didn’t bother to “whip” the bill, meaning he wasn’t offering inducements (or threats) to enforce party discipline in a unanimous party-line vote.
In one of the most egregious claims made by propagandists in the Democrat-media complex, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell blamed the NRA for the slow investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings, The Weekly Standard reported Wednesday.
Keep in mind that no guns were used in the attack, but O’Donnell saw fit to blame the pro-gun group anyway.
School violence has gone down in recent years, but in response to a few mass shootings, the Obama Administration and the NRA have advocated putting armed guards in every school, even though that would cost billions of dollars. Washington Examiner columnist Gene Healy explains why this is a bad idea. As Healy points out, “if your goal is to prevent kids from getting murdered, the schools are about the last place you’d put new police, since 98 percent of youth homicides occur off school grounds.” (Like Monday’s terrorist bombing in Boston, which took the life of an 8-year-old boy who had come to watch his father run in the Boston Marathon). Continue reading
Wealthy filmmaker Michael Moore and Rainn Wilson, an actor best known for his role in the American version of “The Office,” referenced a parody article at The Onion in tweets on Wednesday, duping a number of their followers, Twitchy reported.
“NRA Sets 1,000 Killed In School Shooting As Amount It Would Take For Them To Reconsider Much Of Anything,” Wilson tweeted, without mentioning the source of the article. He did provide a link to it, however.
National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday to slam several gun related proposals currently making their way through the Senate and rebut critics would have called him “crazy.”
He accused gun control advocates of “just waiting for an unspeakable tragedy” like the December shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, so they could trot out ideas they have been pushing for years.
“It’s troubling and it’s saddening how quickly this whole debate has deteriorated,” he said. “They’ve offered nothing new… Sen.Dianne Feinstein admitted that she had her gun ban ready to go a year ago, tucked away in a drawer just waiting for the right opportunity.”
Despite the propaganda campaign being waged by the so-called “mainstream media,” the National Rifle Association remains more popular than President Obama, Newsbusters said Friday. Unfortunately, much of America won’t know about this because the media has remained silent.
The tragedy in Newton, CT should shake us all to our very core. Of the 26 who were killed yesterday, 20 of them were children. It’s evil. It’s grotesque. And I’m sure many mothers and fathers were holding their children a little tighter last night. Sadly, for twenty families, that will no longer be possible. Our thoughts and prayers should go out to everyone, especially to the brave teachers who sacrificed their lives to save their students. One teacher, Vicki Soto, shielded her students from the gunfire – and made the ultimate sacrifice. Recently, the full list of the deceased were released by the police.
Amy Lutz had a great column yesterday about the liberal politicization of the Jovan Blecher murder-suicide. It’s tragic. Blecher, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs, fatally shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. Liberals, however, are salivating. It didn’t take long for Fox Sports correspondent Jason Whitlock to offer his opinion about guns in America.
“I grew up in Kansas City as a Chiefs fan, so I’m familiar with Whitlock’s work. I used to glance at his columns after my father finished with the sports page in the Kansas City Star. Early on, his articles were focused solely on Kansas City sports. Then, as he expanded his focus, Whitlock dabbled in political punditry. That’s when I lost interest for his clear liberal bias began to show. I don’t know when a sports column became the proper venue to state one’s political opinions, but I didn’t read long to find out. It wasn’t long after Whitlock became political that my family decided the Kansas City Star was the Midwest’s Pravda and we discontinued our subscription.”
Jason Whitlock, the Kansas City sportswriter whose article on Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide inspired an anti-gun rant by NBC’s Bob Costas, now says that the pro-Second Amendment National Rifle Association is “the new KKK.”
Not only that, but the people who believe in the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms are also “loading up” the black community with drugs and encouraging people to go out and shoot those who play their music too loud.