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Sen. Marco Rubio: Now Is Not The Time To Talk About Gun Control. (Or The 3.3 Million Dollars In Blood Money I Took From The NRA.)

NRA Files Lawsuit To Block New Florida Gun Law

Via USA Today:

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

Pennsylvania GOP Proposes Bill That Would Make Gun Owners A Protected Class Under The Human Rights Act

 

F*#king nuts..

Pennsylvania is considering making gun owners a protected class of citizens with proposed changes to the Pennsylvania Human Rights Act (PHRA). The new bill, which was introduced by two dozen Republican representatives and one Democrat, would prevent employers from discriminating against employees who own or carry firearms. House Bill 38 is currently in committee, but if it makes its way through the legislature, it could have a major impact on the workplace.

Current law allows employers, or any private property owners, to forbid guns on their property, even if those guns are lawfully owned and contained in private vehicles. Essentially, employers would have to treat gun ownership as they do disabilities and make sure that they treat employees who own and carry guns equal to those who need assistive devices such as wheelchairs. – via the Pennsylvania Record

Currently under under Pennsylvania’s Human Rights Act LGBT citizens of the state are not protected.

Starbucks to NRA and Tea Party Loons: Don’t Bring Guns To Our Stores!

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After Tea Party and NRA lunatic’s have co-opted Starbucks stores around the country by enjoying Low-fat Venti Mocha Lattes while opening carrying guns at what they call Starbucks Appreciation Days because it’s current store policy had been to default to local gun laws, including “open carry” regulations.  Starbucks has had enough and is changing it’s policy and telling them to keep their guns out of its stores.

In an interview, CEO Howard Schultz said the decision to ask customers to stop bringing guns into stores came as a result of the growing frequency of “Starbucks Appreciation Days” in recent months, in which gun rights advocates turn up at Starbucks cafes with firearms. Last month, for example, the company closed down a store in Newtown, Conn., for the day after learning that gun rights advocates planned to hold a “Starbucks Appreciation Day” at the location. The store was near the school where a gunman killed 20 children and six women. Schultz said the events mischaracterized the company’s stance on the issue and the demonstrations “have made our customers uncomfortable.”  Schultz hopes people will honor the request not to bring in guns but says the company will nevertheless serve those who do. “We will not ask you to leave,” he said.

 Peet’s Coffee and Tea and California Pizza Kitchen ban guns from their stores altogether. Disney also forbids guns in its theme parks, and Costco does not allow its members to carry them openly in its stores.

Starbucks will publish full-page ads in major newspapers tomorrow to publicize their request.

In my opinion, you see someone walk into a Starbucks or any other store with a weapon, everyone should start calling 911 to report a madman with a gun.

Because that’s what they are.  Madmen.