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June 20, 2019

History will remember our priorities

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Fascism, Gun Control, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 03:20

June 13, 2019

Massacre at Pulse Nightclub…

June 3, 2019

Republicans are dishonest

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Fascism, Gun Control, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:33

 

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June 1, 2019

US needs gun control

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Gun Control, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 03:30

BREAKING: Mass Shooting In Virginia Beach, At Least Eleven Dead, Multiple Injuries, One Gunman In Custody

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May 26, 2019

Of course they want this: a 51st state specifically made for conservative Christians

WA Lawmaker Attends Fundraiser for Liberty, a Proposed 51st State for Christians

WA Lawmaker Attends Fundraiser for Liberty, a Proposed 51st State for Christians

Liberty would span several states in the Pacific Northwest:

It’s not merely a pipe dream. Washington State Rep. Matt Shea, best known for his “Biblical Basis for War” manifesto, has already proposed actual legislation to create Liberty.

The lineup of speakers included Shea, a Spokane Valley Republican who has championed the Liberty State movement; Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan; Spokane City Council candidate Tim Benn; and Loren Culp, the police chief in Republic, Washington, who made national headlines when he pledged not to enforce a controversial gun control initiative that voters passed in November.

County Prosecutor Larry Haskell, former Treasurer Rob Chase and gun activist Anthony Bosworth also were in attendance, as were Barry and Anne Byrd, who lead the Marble Community Fellowship in northern Stevens County. (In 1988, Barry Byrd helped pen a Christian Identity manifesto that referred to Jews as “anti-Christs” and condemned interracial marriage, though the Byrds have since tried to distance themselves from racist ideology.)

Before you call them extremists, though, at least listen to what Shea’s legislative assistant Rene’ Holaday said:

[Holaday] said supporters of the 51st state idea were bound by a common sentiment: “It’s either going to be bloodshed or Liberty State.”

Okay, now you can call them extremists. (They don’t have a publicly available Constitution for the new state, but they do have an official state rifle: The AR-15.)

Shea delivered the last speech of the night, covering many of his usual talking points. He denied the existence of global warming, instead blaming seasonal wildfires on changes in forest management practices. He spoke of the cultural and political differences between Eastern and Western Washington. He claimed the United States is “a Christian nation” under siege by atheists and Communists.

The Communists and atheists — those that are responsible for the deaths of more people than any other belief system in the history of the world — unfurled their flag on the Capitol steps this last spring,” he said.

 

May 12, 2019

Don’t bother

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May 10, 2019

9-year-old boy charged in mother’s shooting death in Michigan

Filed under: Children, Gun Control, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:36

In the article there is a question if the boy was charged as an adult or not.  He is 9 years old, no he is not an adult.  Is this the big question here?   How about asking how he got the gun?  How about the fact he was under treatment and still had access to unsecured firearms?  Please read the article to see what presuppositions we have to fight against.   Hugs

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/9-year-old-boy-charged-mother-s-shooting-death-michigan-n1004096

 

May 9, 2019

What are we really protecting

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, Gun Control, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 12:38

Seriously more kids killed in school …

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Fascism, Gun Control, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 12:36

One reason why more guns in schools and arming teachers is a really bad idea

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Fascism, Gun Control, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 12:34

 

COLORADO: Authorities Probe Whether School Security Officer Mistakenly Shot At Police, Wounded Student

COLORADO: Authorities Probe Whether School Security Officer Mistakenly Shot At Police, Wounded Student

Denver’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Authorities are investigating a report that a private security officer at STEM School Highlands Ranch shot at a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy responding to Tuesday’s attack that left one student dead and eight others wounded, 9News has confirmed with multiple law enforcement sources.

Investigators are also looking at the possibility a bullet from that security officer’s gun may have hit and wounded one of the students injured in the incident – a question that likely will not be answered until ballistics testing is complete, 9News has learned.

Under Siege

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Fascism, Gun Control, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:31

(cartoon by Adam Zyglis)

 

May 7, 2019

Why can’t we use …

Filed under: Cartoons, Gun Control, Memes, News, Political, Prayers, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 19:40

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May 6, 2019

This is the Florida I live in, yet I still speak up

April 30, 2019

We need to fix this

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April 28, 2019

Keep Focused

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April 23, 2019

Making America hate and scared

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Gun Control, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:41

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April 16, 2019

ALABAMA: Man Dies After His Gun Discharges While Changing Child’s Diaper At Chuck E. Cheese

Filed under: Children, Family, Gun Control, Harm, News, Questions, Sad — Scottie @ 11:07

 

Birmingham’s ABC affiliate reports:

A father has died after last weekend’s accidental shooting in the parking lot of Chuck E. Cheese’s in Vestavia Hills. The Jefferson County Coroner has identified the victim Timothy Roshun Smith Jr. He was 22.

Lt. Michael Keller with Vestavia Hills PD confirms Smith and his daughter were shot in the restaurant’s parking lot while Smith was changing his daughter’s diaper. Smith was shot in the chest and the child was shot in the leg.

The Birmingham Herald reports:

Keller said the gun was inside a bag in the vehicle. The preliminary information is that the adult male victim was about to change the girl’s diaper when he came in contact with the gun inside the bag and it fired. The single bullet discharged hit him in the chest, and then the girl.

 

 

ALABAMA: Man Dies After His Gun Discharges While Changing Child’s Diaper At Chuck E. Cheese [VIDEO]

 

March 29, 2019

Reaction to gun violence

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Family, Gun Control, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:49

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NRA Seeks To Block Violence Against Women Act

Filed under: Gender, Gun Control, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:48

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/03/nra-seeks-to-block-violence-against-women-act/

Newsweek reports:

Top Democratic presidential candidates have slammed the National Rifle Association over its reported bid to block a measure seeking to renew and expand the Violence Against Women Act. The gun lobby announced plans to lower grades for politicians who vote in favor of the legislation, which includes a measure to keep firearms out of the hands of abusers, according to reports.

Earlier this week, the National Journal reported that the NRA was planning to issue a “key vote” alert against the Violence Against Women Act, warning members of Congress that their vote on the legislation would be scored by the gun lobby and reflected in their NRA rating. The warning came after a bill to reauthorize and expand the act was introduced in the House on March 7.

March 26, 2019

Houston’s “Drag Queen Story Time” Will End Following Threats from Conservatives

Again conservative Christians ruin something fun and educational for kids.   These people are determined everyone will live by their myths.   Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/25/houstons-drag-queen-story-time-will-end-following-threats-from-conservatives/

The main reason? The threats from conservatives were putting the performers, their families, and the children who attended the events at risk.

Protesters and counter-protesters continued to show up in great numbers. Tex Christopher continued to come to nearly every story time, watching from inside the room and waiting for any opportunity to prove what we were doing was vile. We cannot explain how it feels to put on a show while trying to avoid the stare of someone you know hates you. Another protester was arrested after he refused to leave the premises at the January event. It was discovered that he was carrying a concealed gun (he had a license). The patrons of the story time began to express concerns about safety, and the staff of the Freed-Montrose Library were threatened to such a degree that some were reassigned to different branches.

At this point, you can understand why Lira and Will are ready to move on.

… We have tried so hard to take the high road, to not stoop to mud-slinging. We have patiently listened to the people that declared we were sexualizing and molesting children. We have asked counter-protesters to be peaceful or not show up at all. We have been calm. We have been collected. But we are angry. And we are tired. And we are sick of well-intentioned but misinformed news stories that have only polarized people more. And so we wanted you to hear it from us.

… What started as a fun community event shared between us, a couple of drag queens and kings, and a few families has become a national controversy. People are being threatened. People are being hurt. We believe in what we’re doing, but we don’t believe in putting our friends, our families, or our children in danger.

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