Watch this video – a very well spoken 15 year old young lady takes time to support the 2nd amendment. Thank you to my friend over at “The Mellow Jihadi” for sending this one my way!
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“I’ve been on trains before where there might be a character who’s a little agitated,” Mell said. “Just the thought that people might be pulling out guns and there being a big shootout, I just think that’s too risky.”
Gun-rights advocates argued that L riders and those aboard CTA and Pace buses and Metra or Amtrak trains should have the ability to protect themselves against armed criminals under a constitutionally protected right to bear arms.
“We’re going after the good guys, not the bad guys, representative, and that’s what is so disheartening about his legislation,” said Rep. Jim Sacia (R-Pecatonica), who voted against her plan.
Mell’s amendment was one of more than a dozen amendments that were considered Tuesday in the House in response to a December federal court decision that threw out Illinois’ prohibition against allowing gun owners to carry their weapons in public.
My daughter comes from home from school almost everyday with stories from two or three of her teachers. These teachers are leading the AP Classes and Honors Classes she is taking in her junior year of High School. We actually live in a conservative part of California and in a town with a high population of 2nd Amendment supporters. Still, I am finding out that not everyone here feels the same about the 2nd Amendment as I do. Basically, the brightest children at my daughter’s school spend hours in classrooms with teachers who blatantly discuss their opinion on given topics in the news without properly discussing the alternate side. If any of the students begin to debate the other point of view, they are frequently told that the teacher is finished talking about it, or he simply tells them they are misguided.
Another well respected mother and blogger at the Bookwormroom.com who does more than her part to support the 2nd Amendment found herself in this situation. Her son came from from high school a couple days ago and shared with her two New York Times articles that his English teacher had distributed to the students. One article was byElisabeth Rosenthal and the other by Nicholas Kristof. Each advocates a significant increase in gun control.
Please click HERE to read the letter that she wrote in response, and wanted to send.
Listen to your children. They learn so much from us, their parents, but they spend most of their waking hours with these teachers. If we, as parents, complain, will we put a target on our children? If we do not, will the situation get worse?
I would love to hear suggestions about how you would handle these situations without affecting your child’s grade. Is there a way to bring fairness and ethics gently into a classroom that has gone astray?
Media Research Center (MRC) analysts reviewed all 216 gun policy stories on the Big Three networks’ evening (ABC’s World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News) and morning show programs (ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC’s Today), beginning with the evening of the shooting through January 17, the morning after Obama made his speech surrounded by children who had sent him letters pushing for more gun control.
The results show staggering imbalance:
- Stories advocating more gun control outnumbered stories opposing gun control by 99 to 12, or a ratio of 8 to 1.
- Anti-gun soundbites were aired almost twice as frequently than pro-gun ones (228 to 134).
- Gun control advocates appeared as guests on 26 occasions, compared to 7 times for gun rights advocates.
Tuesday evening in OAK HARBOR, WA at the city council meeting City Council meeting, dozens of people attended carrying guns. The guns were mostly open carried as a protest to a meeting that had occurred on the 15th of January. During that meeting, an US Army Veteran, Lucas Yonkman, came to listen to the discussion as the council was considering a repeal the city law that banned guns at parks and the marina. Lucas decided to voice his opinion during the time allotted for citizen feedback. He stated his opinion is a very straight forward, polite, professional manner, I was impressed. Watch the below video to see what happened next, one of the council members, Rick Almberg, tried to bring a motion to have Mr. Yonkman disarmed right there at the meeting. Mr. Almberg’s motion failed, and he immediately left the meeting in protest. The video is great – the Mayor of Oak Harbor, Scott Dudley, gives a stirring talk about the oath to uphold the constitution that upon which most elected officials are sworn in.
On Tuesday night, at least a dozen people, mostly men, came openly carrying pistols strapped to their belts. An unknown number had concealed weapons, as an overflow crowd of 160 filled three rooms at City Hall on Tuesday night. They saw the City Council unanimously repeal an ordinance that bans guns from city parks and the marina. State law allows guns in these locations, and the pro-gun Second Amendment Foundation had threatened to sue if the city’s rules remained at odds with the state’s.
Well done Oak Harbor, Well done!
“We started off thinking, well this is about guns,” Tom Bittman, 19, told Reuters in an interview. “I think that’s sort of the natural, knee-jerk reaction to this. That’s not where I think we’ve ended up.”
“I think what’s happening is we have too many knee-jerk reactions, and we don’t what to do that,” Bittman continued. “It’s been 30 days.”
The group “Sandy Hook Promise“, which took its name from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where the massacre unfolded, aims to take an inclusive approach to the killings, which plunged the rural New England town of 27,000 into grief and shocked the country.
In announcing its effort, the group faced questions from reporters about why it was not taking a concrete stance on gun control and mental health care reforms being proposed in the state legislature and in Washington.
Bittman said the group would aim to drive a national conversation on three issues: gun regulation, mental health, and school safety. “Gun responsibility” will “absolutely” be part of the solution, he said.
As the White House formulates a list of federal proposals to combat gun violence, with recommendations from Vice President Joe Biden’s task force expected by Tuesday, lawmakers at the state level are forging ahead to restrict the sale or possession of certain types of firearms and ammunition.
In New Jersey, 18 new bills have been submitted to the state legislature, including one that would require gun buyers to submit to a psychological evaluation, according to the Star-Ledger.
In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on legislators to pass the nation’s toughest ban on assault weapons and restrictions on high-capacity magazines.
In California, which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat, said he intends to introduce a bill requiring gun owners to register annually, and another requiring all guns to be kept in lock boxes when not in use.
In Connecticut, Democratic Sen. Beth Bye wants to limit access to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and require that firearms be registered by model and serial number, Reuters reported. Bye also wants to impose a 50 percent sales tax on ammunition and magazines.
In Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, received a standing ovation from some state legislators Thursday when he suggested requiring universal background checks on all gun sales.
From FOX NEWS today: The White House has sought to avoid prejudging what Biden’s recommendations would be. But the vice president hinted Wednesday that executive action — action by the president in which Congress would not have a say — would indeed be involved.
“Executive action can be taken,”
Biden said, adding
“we haven’t decided what that is yet.”
He also said separate legislative action would be “required.”
Among the gun-advocacy groups attending the meeting Wednesday were Arizona for Gun Safety, the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence, the Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Read this from Forbes.com: Israel, which can’t afford the weak-minded irrationality of American liberals, has learned from all this and its own experience to stop terrorist attacks in its schools by arming its teachers. That has worked spectacularly to shut down terrorist attacks in Israeli schools, without a single accident or misuse of guns.
But CNN anchor Piers Morgan showed recently that he does not learn from experience when he professionally attacked Gun Owners of America President Larry Pratt on the air as “an incredibly stupid man” because Pratt was aware of the above evidence, while Morgan was not. Morgan, who demonstrates on air every day why people have said that America and Britain are two nations separated by a common language, ignorantly insisted that America adopt the benighted gun control laws of his formerly great country of Britain.
Even with so much evidence and statistics to back increased gun rights in our country, the politicians would have you live in a culture of fear. They raise AR-15s and try to scare us. Am I to believe if I have an AR-15 that I will immediately become a crazed killer? That is as preposterous as saying if I buy a Chevy SS off the showroom floor that I will become Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon. Every gun, knife, baseball bat, or car are just tools until a human decides to do something with them.
Do not be fooled, Dianne Feinstein’s bill is just for show – it will do nothing to stop a madman.