Indivisible HoustonBoard Member Benjamin Hernandez challenged Ted Cruz to support background checks and other measures during a break in dinner at Uptown Sushi on Westheimer. “He needs to be held accountable,” said Hernandez.
“For him to attend the NRA Convention today after the murder of 19 kids and two teachers in Uvalde three days ago, and the murder of ten people just for being Black ten days ago in Buffalo, and to keep blocking gun reform measures, is embarrassing and tragic. It has been long been time for basic, common-sense gun reform measures in this country. This can’t keep happening. Shame on Ted Cruz.”
Someone heckled Ted Cruz while he was eating at a restaurant last night
*CALL TO ACTION – EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN WHO SUPPORTS GUN CONTROL SHOULD CONFRONT EVERY GOP (+ Joe Manchin and Kristin Sinema) N PUBLIC JUST LIKE THIS. IT IS YOUR DUTY IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT THE LIVES OF YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR OWN.
Following two shootings inside its stores, Walmart is removing violent video game displays and signs from stores while still keeping displays for free games win real money, the retailer confirmed Thursday. Stores were sent a memo that called for “immediate action” to remove signing and displays that “contain violent themes or aggressive behavior.” The memo circulated on Twitter and Reddit, and Walmart officials confirmed its authenticity to USA TODAY.
“We’ve taken this action out of respect for the incidents of the past week, and this action does not reflect a long-term change in our video game assortment,” said Tara House, a Walmart spokeswoman, in a statement. On Saturday, 22 people were killed at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, days after two Walmart managers were killed by a gunman described as a disgruntled worker in a store in Southaven, Mississippi.
Employees were also were asked to shut off hunting season videos in the sporting goods department where guns are sold. “Remove from the sales floor or turn off these items immediately,” the memo said.
But they will still sell guns and allow open carry of guns in their stores.
The event set for 11:00 am will last 12 minutes — 700 seconds to represent the 700 victims who’ve died in mass shootings since the Pulse massacre and will be preceded by a 10:30 a.m. rally for gun reform. Additionally, the event has already inspired die-ins at state capitals and NRA offices around the country.
The idea for the die-in came about just a week and a half ago, when Amanda Fugleberg, a lifelong Orlando resident, and co-founder Frank Kravchuk quickly pulled together proper permitting. Fugleberg also reached out to Parkland survivor-turned-activist David Hogg, who just led a successful die-in protest against a Florida grocery chain for supporting a National Rifle Association-backed candidate. She says Hogg expressed strong support for the idea and helped publicize the event.