Salvador Ramos the gunman who killed 19 kids and two teachers at a Texas elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, was a local high school student who was reportedly “bullied” with few if any friends who officials said legally purchased two assault rifles and scores of ammo last week for his 18th birthday.
Right-wing conspiracy theorists and a Republican lawmakers are spreading a baseless LIES that the Uvalde elementary-school shooter was transgender.
“It’s a transsexual leftist illegal alien named Salvatore Ramos,” posted demented GOP Congressman Paul Gosar posted in a since-deleted Tweet.
Crack smoker pot Candace Owens tweeted, “What drives an 18-year-old to murder innocent children? I don’t know. But judging by the photos of him cross-dressing, we can assume there were plenty of signs that he was mentally disturbed and abused by adults in his life.”
And now last but most certainly least we have GOP Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene: “The shooter in Uvalde was obviously mentally ill because he wore eyeliner and cross-dressed.”
Smack her, Just do it.
Marge Greene claims that the murderer in Uvalde “clearly had a lot of mental issues going on, as was shown with him wearing eyeliner, cross-dressing…” pic.twitter.com/RHJBXVCZlY
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.
In response to the shooting in its El Paso store last month that killed 22 people, Walmart said Tuesday that it would stop selling certain types of ammunition that are commonly used by hunters but can also be used in military assault rifles.
The nation’s largest retailer made the announcement after weeks of discussion about how best to respond to the violence on Aug. 3. The company said that after “selling through our current inventory commitments” it would discontinue the sale of certain short-barrel rifle ammunition and all handgun ammunition.
Walmart had stopped selling the type of assault-style rifle that was used in the El Paso shooting several years ago, but the company’s chief executive, Doug McMillon, said the retailer recognized the need to do more “to make the country safer.”
Walmart will also stop selling handguns in Alaska, the only state where it still sells handguns. And Walmart will request that customers no longer openly carry guns into its 4,700 US stores, or its Sam’s Club stores, in states that allow open carry.
And of course those crazy right-wing gun nuts, NRA loving, God fearing Merican gun nuts are threatening a Walmart boycott.
#boycottwalmart 💯% Done with Wal-Mart, my family will not never spend another dime after today's stunt to tell customers to not carry in their stores, Mr. Walton has to be turning in his grave after this BS.
Pat Davis a former police officer and openly gay man from New Mexico running for Congress has started running a unique television spot for himself where he lays it all on the line saying “Fuck the NRA” and promising change if he is elected to Congress.
A Democratic congressional candidate is out with a new TV ad using far more explicit language than the usual political spot. “Fuck the NRA,” Pat Davis says in the 15-second ad. “Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers.”
Davis is an Albuquerque city council member running for the Democratic nomination in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, and his provocative spot is an attempt to distinguish himself in his crowded primary.
It’s a six-way contest, and fellow Democrats Deb Haaland and former U.S. attorney Damon Martinez are considered the front-runners. If Haaland wins, she would become the first Native American woman elected to Congress.
The ad ran yesterday on Albuquerque’s CBS affiliate with an “inappropriate language” warning. The station’s manager says they were forced to run the ad as-is because by law they are not permitting to censor or edit political ads.
With an estimated crowd of 800,000 to1 Million people alone at the March for Your Lives protest in Washington, DC, millions of Americans took to the streets yesterday from Key West, Florida to Seattle, Washington to show support for stricter gun control laws and the removal of NRA lobbyist influence in our nations capital.
The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have spearheaded what could become one of the largest protests in history,
In the wake of a Valentine’s Day shooting that killed 17, of their fellow classmates the teens pulled all-nighters, scheduled speakers, petitioned city councils, rented stages and walked march routes with police to show Washington politics, especially Republicans that America has had enough.
The event in Washington drew a mix people across the age and race spectrum and also entertainers, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, and Common. George Clooney, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg attended, along with other celebrities like Cher. A number of industry figures donated to the event, including Clooney, Katzenberg, Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.
One of the most powerful moments happened when Emma Gonzalez, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who has been one of the leaders of the activist effort that has followed the mass shooting, paused during her speech until six minutes, 20 seconds had elapsed since she started it. That was the length of time it took the shooter to kill 17 victims at the high school. As she said nothing, the crowd stayed silent, save for a brief chant of, “Never again.”
No politicians spoke at the event, and the musicians who appeared largely kept their statements to messages contained within their music.
Instead, the roster of speakers were almost entirely students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School high school and other teenagers who have been impacted by gun violence. They included youth from inner-city schools and neighborhoods where shootings are rampant but get little national media attention.
“I have a dream that enough is enough. And that this should be a gun-free world, period,” said Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr., who was killed by an assassin 50 years ago on April 4.
“If you listen real close, you can hear the people in power shaking,” said David Hogg, another Parkland student who helped organize the march.
He added, “We’re going to make this the voting issue. We’re going to take this to every election, to every state, and every city.”
A video during the event showed NRA officials, like Wayne LaPierre and Dana Loesch, as well as Charlton Heston, then the president of the organizations, saying, “From my cold dead hands.” In the crowd the images drew boos and screams from the crowd.
Thw D.C. march ended with Jennifer Hudson singing “The Times They Are a Changin,” Bob Dylan’s standard that was an anthem of the protest era of the 1960’s.
Hundreds of thousands of people across the country are expected to participate in rallies Saturday as part of the March for Our Lives movement that was born out of the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and staff members. The main event will occur in Washington, where student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will lead a march down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
You can watch live coverage of the rally and the marches on the live stream videos below.
Ahead of next week’s March For Our Lives, Parkland student David Hogg wonders in an ad touting the event, “What if our politicians weren’t the bitch of the NRA?” The ad includes a clip of the White House meeting post-Parkland high school murder of 17 students and staff, in which President Donald Trump told some Republicans they were afraid of the NRA. Of course, that was before some NRA big-wigs had dinner with Trump, after which he backed off.
The National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit this afternoon against the state to block a law that had just been signed by Gov. Rick Scott that prohibits gun sales to anyone between the ages of 18 and 21.
“We filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the constitutional rights of 18 to 21 year olds,” said Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the NRA in Florida. NRA lawyers in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. were working on the complaint this afternoon, and filed the complaint moments before the court’s deadline.
It was also filed more than an hour after Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act into law. The lawsuit names Attorney General Pam Bondi and Rick Swearingen of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. On related blog about law, checkout florida car accident attorney
The family of Colton Haab, a student at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last week, provided a doctored email to media outlets in order to defend Haab’s claims that CNN rewrote a question for him to ask at the network’s Wednesday town-hall-style event on school shootings.
Haab told the Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday night that CNN executive producer Carrie Stevenson gave him a question to deliver to lawmakers and told him to “stick to the script.” But CNN says there is “absolutely no truth” to Colton’s claims, which he first made on a Miami TV-news station.
In CNN’s version of one email, Stevenson told Colton’s father Glenn Haab that Colton needed to stick to a question that he and Stevenson “discussed on the phone that he submitted.” But in the version of the email provided by Colton to Fox and HuffPost, the phrase, “that he submitted” is deleted.
According to the metadata of the Word document containing the email that was provided to Fox, it appears that Glenn last edited it. “It is unfortunate that an effort to discredit CNN and the town hall with doctored emails has taken any attention away from the purpose of the event,” a CNN spokesman told Business Insider.
Meanwhile paid NRA shill Dana Loesch is still claiming that she feared for her life at the CNN town hall.
“You heard that town hall last night, they cheered the confiscation of firearms,” Loesch told conservatives at CPAC the next morning. “And it was over 5K people. I had to have a security detail to get out. I wouldn’t have been able to exit that if I did not have a private security detail. There were people rushing the stage and screaming ‘Burn her!’ And I came there to talk solutions.”
Loesch who has been spreading the propaganda with no evidence has been branded a liar by participants and reputable media outlets which attended the event.
A New Times photographer put out a call on Facebook, five attendees sent footage they shot of the aftermath of the town hall. One video begins immediately after the town hall ends and shows Loesch walking off the stage surrounded by other participants and security. She then walks away and out of the arena. At no time does anyone in the audience approach her, and there’s certainly no evidence that anyone ever “rushed the stage.”
“She walked right in front of me and people yelled at her and chanted, ‘Shame on you!’ Nobody rushed the stage,” says Ryan Yousefi, the New Times reporter who covered the event.