187 posts categorized "GUN CONTROL"
In a sickening tragedy, a 73-year-old retired librarian, one of about 35 citizens taking part in a roleplay exercise with police in Puta Gorda, Florida, was shot dead inside her local police HQ, aka a public safety building.
The negligence is just unimaginable. Police like to play with guns way too much. Even if you're doing an exercise, would you use real guns?
Video after the jump ...
Guy behind Trump immediately realized what he said was a problem. https://t.co/F3mSP9GLqt— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) August 9, 2016
They said it couldn't get worse, and yet it has: Now, Donald Trump is implying—rather inarguably so—that assassination is a good option to keep Hillary Clinton from reshaping SCOTUS.
He says the media is dishonestly spinning his remarks, but what else could this mean:
If she gets to pick her judges—nothin' you can do, folks. Although, the Second Amendment people. Maybe there is. I don’t know.
Trump's campaign says:
It’s called the power of unification—Second Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power. And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump.
Clinton's campaign says:
This is simple: What Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be the president of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.
Hillary Clinton has another lawsuit on her hands, this one possibly most ridiculously politicized one of all.
Two parents, each of separate U.S. citizens who died at Benghazi, have filed suit claiming wrongful death as well as defamation against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The suit alleges, in part, that her use of a private e-mail server probably meant she corresponded about events in Libya, and therefore endangered and, indeed, precipitated the events that led to the deaths. This is preposterous, and no investigation has concluded any such thing. On top of that, one of the parents is that dreadful Patricia Smith, who spoke out against Hillary at the RNC.
If you want to file suit, don't become a political activist weeks before; it really weakens your moral standing.
Trump's trickle-down economic plan: big giveaways for those at the top at the expense of everyone else.https://t.co/rXg4m7ulg4— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 9, 2016
The other, surreal, event that popped up today is the fact that Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen's nutty father, who has already shown himself to be a publicity hog, turned up at Hillary's Kissimmee, Florida, rally. It's an embarrassment that someone closely affiliated with a terrorist and murderer was allowed in (and just goes to show how porous not only presidential rallies but, perhaps necessarily, our entire country is), and of course right-wingers are making hay of this on social media.
Officer Jesus Retana, seriously injured in the Dallas sniper attack, has long recovery ahead, 30% pay cut.
Khizr Khan—whose DNC speech required no notes or Teleprompter!—calls on GOP to repudiate Trump.
The men get totally nude on dating show Naked Attraction. (Work Unfriendly)
Out lesbian S-s-s-s-samantha FOX! joins the U.K.'s Celebrity Big Brother. My history with as Sam:
American Family Association is ever so pissed off by this Hilton ad, showing two men in bed:
The speech by Christine Leinonen—mother of Pulse victim Drew Leinonen—at the DNC tonight was the picture of grace under incredible pressure.
Ms. Leinonen told her personal story and argued that common-sense gun policies save lives while remembering her “perfect” son, “a big Hillary fan.”
Watch Leinonen decry the lack of sensible gun laws while being supported by a Pulse survivor and Drew's ex ...
Christine Leinonen, the mother of gay activist Drew Leinonen—slain with boyfriend Juan Guerrero at Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando—will speak tonight at the DNC.
Leinonen will be joined onstage by her son's ex-boyfriend, Jose Arriagada, and by Pulse survivor Brandon Wolf.
Leinonen's story became familiar as she waited longer than any other victim's kin to receive confirmation that her loved one had been killed.
Drew was an award-winning activist in the LGBT community.
Attitude Magazine offers this stirring cover in honor of the 49 people killed in Orlando, using each and every one of their faces as a backdrop for a never-going-away rainbow.
With its release comes word that four survivors of the Pulse shooting, all gay, are taking part in MTV's True Life: We Are Orlando, a reality series documenting their painful road to recovery:
One of the survivors, Tony, opens up on the episode about the difficulties he’s faced both physically and mentally since the attack, during which he was shot in the back and arm, before losing consciousness on the floor of Pulse and waking up in hospital.
“People think that because I got released from the hospital, and I’m in rehab right now, that I’m OK,” he says. “I’m not OK. I’m still connected to a machine because of my back. I have a hole in my back. My arm is still shattered. It’s healing, but I don’t have movement in my two fingers.”